Air Quality and Weather Monitoring

Weather is made up of multiple parameters, including air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, precipitation, solar radiation and wind. Each of these factors can be measured to define typical weather patterns and to determine the quality of local atmospheric conditions.

The environmental conditions produced by different weather parameters have an impact on the quality of the surrounding ecosystem. Temperature, pressure and humidity can interact to form clouds. These clouds, in turn can reduce solar radiation for plants, or increase precipitation, which can runoff into a body of water. a lack of precipitation affects not only weather conditions, but soil moisture and water levels due to evaporation. Wind speed and direction can be indicative of a front moving into the area, or it can create waves and encourage a stratified water column to mix.

We know that when air quality is poor it is unhealthy, especially for people who are sensitive to it such as children, older adults, or people with heart disease, and other respiratory ailments.

ELS, provides dedicated smart solutions to governmental regulatory authorities,  and environmental researchers to monitor, Assess and control, Air Quality.

Typical solutions include:

• Continuous particulate matter elemental analysis

• Air filter elemental quantification

• Respirable silica quantification

• Asbestos mineral identification and quantification

• Sky Condition Index, aerosol layer heights, boundary layers and aerosol backscatter profiles

• Meteorological sensors, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, precipitation, barometric pressure, air temperature and relative humidity and more.