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Aperture area measurements
Last Updated Date: 08/17/2015

Radiometric and photometric measurements require defining apertures. The accuracy to which these measurements can be accomplished requires … more

Smoke Stack Simulator
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2015

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

Building the next generation reference reflectometer
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2015

ROSI (Robotic Optical Scatter Instrument) is a new facility for measuring reflectance and scattering of materials in the ultraviolet to short-wave … more

Lunar spectral irradiance and radiance (LUSI)
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

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

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

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

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

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

Development of Standards for the World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch Program
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and oxygenates, in the atmosphere has become important … more

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

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

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