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BEACON Sensor Installed at Kaiser Center Rooftop

posted Oct 28, 2012, 5:56 AM by Anna Araneta   [ updated Oct 28, 2012, 6:00 AM by Jonathan Boxerman ]

Oakland, CA. September 26, 2012: Normally off-limits to anyone, the rooftop of the Kaiser Center building at 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland - had a few visitors to witness and assist the installation of a Berkeley Atmospheric Carbon Observing Network (BeACON) Node sensor.  Graduate student, Virginia (Jill) Teige and postdoctoral student Katja Weichsel from Dr. Ron Cohen’s BeACON Team at UC Berkeley brought and deftly installed the sensor.  Designed by Virginia Teige, the sensor is a metal box encasing devices that measure carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, temperature, pressure, and humidity.  The installation is the 10th that the BeACON team has installed in sites all over the East Bay, mostly on school rooftops.   The rooftop of the Kaiser Center is by far, the highest building where a sensor is mounted. Data from the BeACON sensors are streamed in real time at