Scientists will teach AI to analyze the composition of the atmosphere

Scientists from the TSU Laboratory of Biophotonics and the University of the Littoral Opal Coast have won a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation for international research groups. Together they are designing a new approach to analyzing which gases comprise the atmosphere by using teraherz spectroscopy and AI. The new method can be used for ecological monitoring and controlling industrial pollution, and can help deter manmade, biogenic, and terrorist threats.

“Operational control of molecular compounds on the border ‘water surface - atmosphere’ is a complicated technical task that does not yet have a solution. This information is vital to solving ecological problems, forecasting weather, and studying climate,” explains Yuri Kistenev, head of the TSU Laboratory of Biophotonics and head of the project from the Russian side. “Our goal is to develop a mobile teraherz spectrometer and a method of analyzing chemical components in gas samples. We mean industrial exhaust as well as various compounds evaporating from the water surface.”

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