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Environment/Climate Portal - Overview

Through its partnerships with industry, government, and academia, NIST is helping to advance measurements and tools for environmental science, for example by calibrating the sensors of climate-mapping satellites and detecting ever more minute quantities of toxins and pollutants in our air, soil, water, and blood.

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Applied spectroradiometry and imaging metrology

Spectroradiometers are widely used for acquiring colorimetric, photometric, and radiometric quantities with a single measurement for a variety of … more

Fundamental Guided Wave Metrology

Radio-frequency (RF) waves and microwaves are involved with almost every facet of everyday life. Radio stations, television, wireless devices, … more

Renewable Polymers

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less … more

Femtosecond Laser Frequency Combs for Optical Clocks

We develop self-referenced mode-locked femtosecond lasers that function as the "gears" of optical clocks. The femtosecond laser clockwork is … more

Smoke Stack Simulator

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO 2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. Either a … more

Fiber Sources and Applications

Optical frequency combs convert a laser source containing a single frequency of light into pulses that include thousands of frequencies. This … more

Standard Reference Photometer

The Standard Reference Photometer (SRP) Program began in the early 1980s as collaboration between NIST and the U.S. Environmental Protection … more

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