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The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer (SRP), developed jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has provided an … more

Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The Gas Metrology Group has undertaken a major climate change program that involves collaborations with key stakeholders in the United States and … more

Measurements and Standards to Support Global Climate Change Studies
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

Much of the world's assessment and critical evaluation of currently available data on contributions to climate change comes from the … more

Real Fuels
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

This programs is aimed at determining the fundamental chemical and physical properties of the large organic compounds in fuels related to their … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

Analysis of soils for metals and other elements is essential in assessing environmental compliance and the impacts of potentially toxic elements on … more

Interlaboratory Comparison Exercises for Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements in Marine Sediments and Tissues
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

Three separate interlaboratory comparison exercises for environmental contaminants in marine specimens were administered in 2007/2008 by the … more

NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Since the beginning of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program in 1987, NIST has … more

Standard Reference Materials for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soil
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Significant environmental remediation efforts are being conducted to address the hazards posed by the long-term terrestrial disposal of hexavalent … more

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

To support regulatory and industry requirements for reference materials and standards, NIST produces and maintains a large inventory of fossil fuel … more

Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fossil fuel Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) continue to be in high demand by the … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Environmental Samples
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

For the past 40 years NIST has developed SRMs for the determination of inorganic and organic contaminants in environmental matrices such as … more

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

New Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) consisting of activated carbon sorbent materials and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum are being … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

Applied spectroradiometry and imaging metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2015

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

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … more

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