Science Notebook: Preparedness Videos and Slideshows
It's a bird! It's a plane! Climb aboard our ASPECT plane to see how EPA collects data on the fly.
The Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT) aircraft is the result of the development and integration of sophisticated chemical and radiological monitoring equipment onto an airborne platform. The system is capable of accurately detecting and quantifying concentrations of specific chemicals in air at levels that may present human health threats. Check out ASPECT on YouTube!
The Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) is a self-contained mobile laboratory capable of real-time sampling and analysis in the low parts per billion level (which means at really low levels) of outdoor or indoor air or emissions from various environmental sources and concerns. Although it looks relatively simple on the outside, this is EPA's TAGA bus which houses some complex scientific instruments on the inside. Learn more about it here! Climb inside and take a trip on the TAGA today!
Watch a video about the ScannerVan (below)
Running time 3:19