Advancing climate research with precision environmental instruments & data
Aerosols — whether created by natural sources like volcanic eruptions, forest fires, gas-producing plants, microalgae, sea salt, and dust, or man-made, from vehicle emissions, industrial incinerators, fossil fuel power plants, fireplaces, and deforestation — can have devastating effects on air quality, visibility, and human health.
Measuring the source and concentration of these tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in the air is essential to protecting the earth from climate impact – including temperature and precipitation.
While we may not have the ability to control natural sources, we do have the power to reduce aerosols that are derived anthropogenically.
Acoem has been at the forefront of aerosol monitoring for more than four decades, working with industry, government agencies, and the research sector to help better understand and manage aerosols.