|Radiation Levels in Real Time? There's an App for That!|
EcoData: Radiation are expanding their global network of radiation monitoring stations to include up-to-date readings from the Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP) based out of southern Nevada.Gamma radiation levels in the southern Nevada area will soon be accessible around the world at the touch of a finger. Makers of the cell phone application
The CEMP was established in 1981 to monitor manmade and natural radiation levels surrounding the Nevada National Security Site, located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The program, which is a joint effort between the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, will provide EcoData: Radiation users results from 29 CEMP stations in Nevada, California, and Utah.
While the EcoData app is expanding access to CEMP monitoring results, the data itself will continue to be managed and maintained by DRI. “The EcoData app will basically mirror the radiation information that is already on the CEMP website,” explained DRI Program Manager, William Hartwell. “The CEMP website, however, offers additional sampling results such as solar radiation levels, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed, and precipitation data.” CEMP information, Hartwell added, is refreshed once every ten minutes and, at the very least, once an hour.
EcoData is expected to launch the CEMP information by the end of November 2011.
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