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Anna Karion (Fed)

Mechanical Engineer

Anna Karion is a research scientist in the NIST Greenhouse Gas Measurements program, supporting the Urban Testbed program.  She is the Principal Investigator of the Northeast Corridor Urban Testbed Project. The Urban Testbed project seeks to advance the capability of methodologies for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from urban regions.  These methods include making observations of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere and interpreting them to determine emissions, trends in emissions, the effectiveness of mitigation efforts, and source sector attribution for emissions of different GHGs. 

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Patents (2018-Present)

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Hub and Spoke System for Detecting and Locating Gas Leaks

NIST Inventors
Greg Rieker , Ian Coddington , Kuldeep Prasad and Anna Karion
A system for detecting gas leaks and determining their location and size. A data gathering portion of the system utilizes a hub and spoke configuration to collect path-integrated spectroscopic data over multiple open paths around an area. A processing portion of the system applies a high-resolution
Created May 31, 2018, Updated December 8, 2022