The new NOMAD, from Casella USA, is the first truly portable environment monitoring station designed for ease of transportation, rapid deployment and quality of measurement. The NOMAD is ideal for environmental consultants, researchers, meteorologists and industrial users, the company said. The NOMAD is also offered with the ALOHA (Area Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres) software option, which is specially designed for first responders in hazmat situations, the company said. For example, where a gas cloud was released, the NOMAD with ALOHA can help predict how the cloud will disperse over a large area. The aluminum-based NOMAD system weighs less than 30 lbs and is supplied in three customized carrying bags, ready for deployment in five minutes or less. Disassembly is just as quick, allowing the technician to be packed and in route to the next monitoring location without delay. Its professional quality sensors monitor wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, solar radiation, air pressure and rainfall, with options for up to four more sensors such as soil temperature, leaf wetness, grass temperature, SOX and NOX. A built-in solar panel supplies power, enabling the station to run continuously in a remote environment.