Thank you to Andrea Polli, The City of Pittsburgh, Heinz Endowments/ Breathe Project, and Carnegie Mellon University! Met One Instruments, Inc is a leading manufacturer of particulate monitoring equipment and is a major supporter of the Arts and Social Media projects. Our products can be found on preservation and sustaining engineering projects ranging from Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper to India's Taj Mahal to Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Shown in video: E-Sampler, particulate monitor PM 2.5
Original Source: KATY DAIGLE, AP Environment Writer Updated 10:40 am, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 NEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who spends time on or near the roads in this city of 25 million. The numbers are far worse than the ones that have already led the World Health Organization to rank New Delhi as the world's most polluted city. Average pollution levels, depending on the pollutant, were up to eight times higher on the road than urban background readings, according to research by Apte and his partners at the University of California , Berkeley, and the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. "And you have to keep in mind that the concen
Burj Al-Khalifa - Dubai - Met One Sonic Sensor Met One Instruments, Inc. has fabulous and exciting customers! We proudly monitor the Taj Mahal, the Last Supper, the Vatican, underground shopping centers and railways, golf courses and sports stadiums, etc. The best job you can have is working with customers from all over the world who monitor to protect the environment, their history, their future.
The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) consists of 114 stations in the conterminous U.S.; an eventual total of 29 stations in Alaska (with 16 as of the end of the summer of 2014); and 2 in Hawaii, that are developed, deployed, managed, and maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the continental United States for the express purpose of detecting the national signal of climate change. The vision of the USCRN program is to maintain a sustainable high-quality climate observation network that 50 years from now can with the highest degree of confidence answer the question: How has the climate of the nation changed over the past 50 years? These stations were designed with climate science in mind. (more...) Original source: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/crn/
Met One Instruments, Inc/ ASC's Dr. Kenneth Underwood with GWU staff at Wind Energy Hamburg, 2014. Met One Instruments, Inc. is excited to announce a new corporate partnership to expand meteorological measurement capabilities. Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC), of Valencia, California, is a recognized leader in meteorological remote sensing using Sound Detection And Ranging (SoDAR) to measure vertical wind and turbulence profiles. This partnership will enable Met One and ASC to continue to grow meteorological markets for Air Quality, Wind Energy and Atmospheric Research. Both companies have seen increased demands for complex systems comprised of complimentary meteorological measurement systems. The companies share mutual clients and complement each other’s sales, service and product development. ASC’s President, Dr. Ken Underwood is one of the leading SoDAR experts in the world and has been involved fulltime in SoDAR research, development and manufacturing
Met One Instruments, inc. (Grants Pass, Oregon) is a privately owned business that employs more than 110 Oregonians statewide. Our Air Quality and Meteorological monitoring equipment are considered among the finest technologies available in the global marketplace.Our products are sold in more than 100 countries and our current annual exports lead the region. Our employees logged nearly one million air miles this past year and we hosted more than 100domestic and international visitors. We are tireless in our endeavor to produce the highest quality products and service. We proudly and actively advocate our home state of Oregon. * 130 Employees * We manufacture more than 500 products * Currently manufacture/ maintain an inventory of 10K parts * 7K annual individual orders * 60K sq/ft facilities in Grants Pass, Oregon. (Additional sales/service facilities in NY, TX, CA, MT, PA) * Established in 1976 www.metone.com Particulate Monitoring Indoor Air Quality Meteorology We
San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Last weekend, the most corrosive air of summer descended on northwest Fresno — the kind of lung-searing day that would crack the rubber band on your newspaper if you left it on the driveway. The usual suspects in this kind of ozone siege are stifling heat, traffic and fires. It was a weekend, so commute pollution was not as bad. But Fresno was a stagnant 103 degrees, Sierra Nevada wildfires had burned for days and dirty air hung in the sweltering Valley. As bad as that sounds, it may not be the whole story, local air leaders say. Global pollution may be helping to create those dirty-air days. They say evidence points to plumes of pollution from China and eastern Asia, thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has contributed about $200,000 to help study it. The research is led by federal agencies, such as NOAA and NASA, as well as the University of California at Davis.....
Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western US. Today, a scientist will present new research suggesting that the exact chemical make-up of that dust, including microbes found in it, is the key to how much rain and snow falls from clouds throughout the region. This information could help better predict rain events, as well as explain how air pollution from a variety of sources influences regional climate in general. She will present a talk on how aerosols impact clouds and climate at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting is taking place here through Thursday and features nearly 12,000 scientific presentations. “We’ve learned that not all of the particles in the air at high altitudes have the same influence on clouds. We’re starting to think that these differences contribute to how rain
Taj Mahal, the monument of love, will get a 'mud-pack treatment' to give sheen to the white marble that has become pale owing to high levels of pollution. Met One Instruments' BAM 1020 monitoring on site Taj Mahal, the monument of love, will get a 'mud-pack treatment' to give sheen to the white marble that has become pale owing to high levels of pollution. Officials blame air pollution, saying the Taj Mahal is encrusted with "suspended particulate matter," or granules of dirt and soot found in high levels in the air. "The deposition of SPM on the shimmering white marble of the Taj Mahal imparts yellow tinge to the marble surface," he said. To restore the monument to its pristine glory, the panel recommended packing it in mud, a process used on the Taj Mahal in the past. The treatment takes about two months and involves caking the domed edifice in mud and letting it dry before washing the clay off. As the mud dries, it absorbs