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Showing posts from September, 2014

Wind Energy Hamburg Sept 24-26

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. "Made In Oregon"

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 Particulate Monitoring Indoor Air Quality Meteorology We

Senator Wyden drops by MOI Headquarters.....

Peter, Sen. Wyden, Tom

China's polluted air may be affecting Fresno

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.....  

Rain And Climate Influenced By Dust And The Microbes That Ride On It Read more at

 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