Water vapor has a significant impact on air traffic efficiency, safety and capacity,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2008
Prominent atmospheric scientist Dr. Rex J. Fleming will provide a new insight into carbon emission trading schemes (ETS) at a pre-conference workshop of the Aviation & Environment Summit meeting in Geneva on April 21, 2008.
This is the third annual conference where members of the aerospace industry, regulators and representatives of civil society meet to discuss technological progress, such as advanced moisture analysis, that contribute to operational improvements and thereby limit the impact of carbon emissions on the environment.
"Water vapor has a significant impact on air traffic efficiency, safety and capacity, " explains Dr. Fleming, who has over 40 years experience in atmospheric science. "Water vapor is a key atmospheric variable. The rapid release of energy when vapor condenses to liquid impacts aircraft ceilings, visibility, turbulence and icing. In addition, water vapor measurements from the commercial aircraft fleet would give important data for weather prediction, climate models and global warming."
Emissions trading schemes (ETS) are a means of achieving environmental objectives at lower cost than the more traditional use of uniform standards on emissions sources. An ideal ETS would: (1) provide immediate CO2 reductions, (2) stimulate enhanced reductions over time, and (3) help reduce uncertainties associated with global warming. Atmospheric water vapor information is a valuable ETS, and an accurate, unobtrusive on-board measurement system with a 20-year lifetime is available now via the SpectraSensors moisture analyzer, initially developed in conjunction with NASA.
SpectraSensors, a technology spin-off of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has extensive experience in using optical technologies including laser absorption spectroscopy, a chemical sensing technique that emphasizes accuracy, fast response time, and immunity to corrosive or contaminating elements in the sensing environment.
For more information about SpectraSensors' analyzer technology, visit spectrasensors.com. For more information on the conference as well as aviation and climate change, visit http://www.enviro.aero.
SpectraSensors is a leading manufacturer of optically-based gas analyzers and moisture analyzers for analytical process markets. SpectraSensors uses Tunable Diode Lasers Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) in an array of products such as Ambient Air Monitoring Analyzers, Moisture Analyzers and Gas Analyzers for Natural Gas Pipelines and Processors, Petrochemical Refineries and Chemical Companies. SpectraSensors Gas Analyzers measure Moisture (H2O), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Methane (CH4), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), Ammonia (NH3) Ethylene Oxide (ETO) and more.
For more information contact Sam Miller, (800) 619-2861 x228; SpectraSensors, Inc., 11027 Arrow Rte., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-4866; spectrasensors.com.