Experience the next generation Acoem Aurora™ NE series integrating nephelometers at AGU Fall Meeting 2022: Best-in-class aerosol monitoring & measurement just got better

Chicago, Il., USA, 14 December 2022

Acoem — a pioneer in air quality monitoring and a trusted partner of the global scientific and research community — has been participating in the AGU 2022 Fall Meeting, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Over 25,000 attendees from 100 countries got the opportunity to experience the new Acoem NE series of Aurora™ integrating nephelometers for the first time since its announcement this September and had questions answered by our Global Scientific & LIDAR Specialist, Jošt Lavrič, PhD.

The recognised global standard for aerosol monitoring 

Aurora integrating nephelometers are the instruments of choice of major research institutions and climate monitoring networks including Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) — part of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) — and the Aerosols, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS).

In the field, the Aurora is compact enough to fit in the fuselage of a small plane to measure volcanic ash levels over Northern Europe, reliable enough to provide early warnings of imminent dust storms in China’s Gobi Desert and robust enough to survive years at an Antarctica research station.

Introducing the next generation Aurora NE series

The next generation Aurora has updated its standard features, brought external components into the body of the instrument, introduced a number of enhancements and retained the highest level of reliability while reducing routine maintenance complexities to simplify the user experience.

The result is the Aurora NE series, the new benchmark for research-grade aerosol monitoring and measurement instruments, including the Aurora NE-100—single wavelength for environmental compliance; Aurora NE-300—versatile three wavelength with backscatter functionality; and Aurora NE-400 Polar—flagship three wavelength measuring light scatter in 20 different segments.

User-generated intelligence to inform significant improvements

Key advancements include:

  • Faster, more powerful microcontroller for greater reliability & expandability
  • Larger data storage capacity & more communication protocols
  • New internal plumbing for better measurements and sample isolation during calibration
  • Easy access for cell cleaning & filter replacement
  • Powerful internal pump for improved ergonomics
  • Reduced truncation angle for enhanced accuracy & lower noise
  • 7″ colour touchscreen display.


“The 2022 AGU Fall Meeting is the ideal forum for Acoem to introduce the NE series of integrating nephelometers to a large international audience of scientists, policymakers, educators and organisations who have the ability to influence climate-based decision making and ensure a sustainable future,” said Jošt.

“While most climate scientists and international research institutes may already know the Aurora™ brand and be familiar with the first generation’s significant aerosol monitoring capabilities, the new NE series takes Aurora’s™ best-in-class reputation a step further by incorporating changes and additions suggested by the professionals who use them,” he added.

“It is good to interact with the scientific community at AGU 2022 along with our Acoem colleagues from MetOne Instruments. We look forward to answering any further queries you may have at our stand #1650.”


                                                               Aurora NE-400 Polar integrating nephelometer




Sales & applications enquiries:                                                       

Jošt Lavrič, PhD
Acoem Global Scientific & LIDAR Specialist
+49 170 45 88 351

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