The new instrument is smaller, lighter and much more sensitive to low concentrations of nitrogen oxides. NOAA scientist Andrew Rollins was awarded a U.S. Patent for his innovative design in August 2022.
NOAA Patented Technology
Listing of NOAA’s patented technologies past and present.
When a volcano in the South Pacific Ocean erupted in January 2022, NOAA researchers were well-equipped to study the multi-hazard event by sky and by sea. Key technologies and strategic partnerships made it possible for NOAA to issue warnings that saved lives around the world, while also collecting scientific data that will improve forecasting models and disaster response for future events.