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Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP)
Last Updated Date: 08/02/2013

Detecting climate change with remote sensing instruments, providing state-of-the-art surveillance imagery for security and defense, or getting the … more

Standard Reference Materials for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soil
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

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

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Environmental Samples
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

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

Interlaboratory Comparison Exercises for Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements in Marine Sediments and Tissues
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

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: 06/07/2013

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

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2013

The Gas Metrology Group in the Chemical Sciences Division is tasked with providing traceability in gas analysis for the U.S. This group works with … more

Lunar spectral irradiance and radiance (LUSI)
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

LUnar Spectral Irradiance and radiance (LUSI) is a proposed suite of instruments to radiometrically characterize the Moon for use as an on-orbit … more

Simultaneous Determination of Mercury and Tin Species in Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Methods applicable to the extraction and quantification of mercury and tin species in biological, environmental, and clinical reference materials … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

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

Interlaboratory Comparison Exercises for Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements in Marine Sediments and Tissues
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

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

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

Orbital ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers are calibrated on beamline 2, taking advantage of the calculability of synchrotron … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

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

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Mercury Vapor Pressure Correlation
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

An apparent difference between the historical mercury vapor concentration equations used by the mercury atmospheric measurement community and a … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

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