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LiDAR network to study climate change in India

Vellore, India: The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) in India will set up a network of LiDAR with the help of indigenously developed sensor tools in ten locations across the country in the first phase to study the aerosol distribution over the country, according to Dr A Jayaraman, Director of NARL. Dr Jayaraman was addressing the 3rd international conference on ‘Sensors and Related Networks’ (SENNET 12), organised by the School of Electronics Engineering and Center for Nano Technology Research at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University.
The conference has been hosted by VIT in association with the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam and the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Karlsruhe, Germany.
Dr. Jayaraman added that the proposed network of LiDAR is likely to estimate aerosols’ role in global and regional climate changes in the country. This industrial grade LiDAR would help understand the South West and North East wind systems. “We are also planning to develop tools based on sensor technology, he stressed. Dr Kamachimudali of IGCAR, Kalpakkam said that the new breed of electronic sensors have played a vital role in power generation prospects in the country.
Professor Thorsten Leize, UAS, Germany, said that a common course on sensor technology was being jointly offered by the VIT and the UAS under which 5 VIT students would go to Germany while three from Germany were likely to arrive at VIT.
Source: expressbuzz.com