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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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Programs and Projects
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

Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases

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

Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP)

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

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

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