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An Atmospheric Observatory to be setup by IIT Delhi in Sonipat Campus

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New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will soon establish an Atmospheric Sciences (CAS) center – a space observer – at its Sonipat center. The institute aims to empower researchers to find sustainable solutions to the problems of inclement weather, extreme weather events associated with climate change, severe air pollution.

The Space Observatory is said to be equipped with equipment that includes a weather tower, wind profiles, cloud and rain radar, and greenhouse gases (GHG). In addition, there are also instruments for measuring radiation and air pollution, including aerosol chemical speciation monitor, particle sizer, spectrometers, particle counter, and activity analyserm, according to IIT.

“With the help of the equipment and equipment found in the observatory, experts will be able to understand the earth and satellite of greenhouse gases, which will ultimately help better understand how pollutants are formed and transported, how they affect air quality, extreme weather and global warming. better to predict air quality, make more accurate weather forecasts, worse weather, and worse air pollution events,” IIT-Delhi said in a statement.

IIT also said that continuous, long-term monitoring of these factors will help to better predict trends and better understand the implications of policy interventions to reduce the dramatic health and economic effects of air pollution and climate change.
Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Department of Earth Sciences, was the Chief Guest for the event and held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday.

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