Professor Akeem Babatunde Rabiu, Director CARCentre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) is an activity Centre of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, with Headquarters along the Airport Road, Abuja. The Director-General and Chief Executive of our Agency is Professor Seidu O. Mohammed. Our Agency is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Our Centre is strategically located within the Campus of the Kogi State University in Anyigba.

The NASRDA Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) is a world class research and development center of NASRDA headed by Professor Babatunde Rabiu, the centre is committed to research and capacity building in the atmospheric and related sciences. CAR is dedicated to understand the atmosphere, the air around us and the interconnected processes that make up the Earth system, from the ocean floor through the ionosphere to the Sun's core. The NASRDA Centre for Atmospheric Research provides research, facilities, and services for the atmospheric and Earth sciences community.

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SPACE UNITES THE WORLD Full text of the Guest Lecture delivered at the World Space Week event at the National Space Research & Development Agency, Obasanjo Space Center, Abuja, Nigeria, on 10th October, 2018 by: Professor Babatunde Rabiu Director/Chief Executive, Centre for Atmospheric Research…

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Space Weather Nowcasts at CAR

Space weather is fast becoming a global concern. Space weather refers to the conditions in space environment that have impact on space-dependent technological systems. Today's world is driven by space technology. Communication-, satellite-, navigational- , aviation-, and Information technologies, are some of the mostly patronized space-dependent technologies in the world today. Millions of Nigerians have continued to patronize space-dependent technologies whose functionality and efficiency are prone to space weather hazards. The Centre for Atmospheric Research has 'Space Weather' as one of her main agenda and has hereby set up a daily space weather nowcasts for the benefits of the public and in particular patrons of space technology dependent systems/ operations. This platform starting from 16th January 2018 shall present daily space weather nowcasts for global usage.

Space Weather parameters / observations;
Date: 23 October 2018; 14:46 UT

Summary of Space Weather.
The sun is still spotless. The geomagnetic conditions are quiet at all levels. The solar wind peed d is slightly increased.

Space Weather parameters / observations;
Sunspot Number: 0
10.7cm Flux: 70 sfu
Solar wind speed: 326.8 km.s-1
Solar wind density: 12.7 protons.cm3
Kp:1
Bz: 0.9 nT (North)
Bt: 1.2 nT
Dst: 8 nT

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International Space Environment Services # World Data Center for Geomagnetism # Space Weather # Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology # Space Weather Prediction Center, NOAA# WDC- Sunspot Index and Long-term Solar Observations

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Our Missions are: To understand the behavior of the entire spectrum of the Earth’s atmosphere and related physical, biological, and social systems; To promote capacity development in relevant atmospheric sciences as a way of facilitating international competitiveness in research being conducted by atmospheric scientists; and To disseminate atmospheric data and products to users towards socio-economic development of the Nation

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Mandates Our Mandates are to provide a sound education, research and knowledge in: lower atmosphere; Upper Atmosphere (Ionospheric/Magnetospheric physics); Atmospheric chemistry and environmental science; Geomagnetism; Environmental research; tropospheric and trans-ionospheric radio propagation research; Solar physics, Solar Terrestrial Interactions, Space Weather; Human space technology Initiative; Space debris

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