From The Director

Professor Akeem Babatunde Rabiu, Director CARCenter 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 Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR) is a world class research and development center of NASRDA headed by Professor Akeem 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 Center for Atmospheric Research provides research, facilities, and services for the atmospheric and Earth sciences community.

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2nd PROFESSOR EKUNDAYO E. BALOGUN NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

Theme: Atmospheric Research and National Development Venue: Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency, Kogi State University Campus. Anyigba. Date: 24th July 2018 Time: 10:00am prompt

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Call for Submission of Full Manuscripts

1st National Workshop on Air Quality
Call for Submission of Full Manuscripts
The Centre for Atmospheric Research is hereby making an open call to all participants in the recently concluded 1st National workshop on Air Quality with the theme “Air Quality Research and Sustainable Development: The Nexus, Prospects and Challenges, 13th – 16th March, 2018” all papers presented during the workshop should be submitted online at: http://carnasrda.com/manuscripts_submission/

1st NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AIR QUALITY 13th – 16th March 2018

The 1st National Air Quality Workshop therefore aims at analyzing the present air quality scenario in Nigeria by bringing together researchers and policy makers from all professional cadres working on different aspects of Air Quality issues.

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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 todCustom HTMLay. 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 Nowcasts

Date: 21 May 2018; 09:49UT

Summary of Space Weather
The sun is still spotless.The Local Geomagnetic conditions at all levels are quiet.The solar wind speed is gradually increasing.

Space Weather Parameters / Observations;
Sunspot Number: 0
10.7cm Flux: 70 sfu
Solar wind speed: 481.9 km.s-1
Solar wind density: 2.4 protons.cm3
Kp:1
Bz: -1.1 nT (South)
Bt: 3.7 nT
Dst: -3 nT

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Sources of information:- International Space Environment Services ISWES # World Data Center for Geomagnetism, Kyoto # Spaceweather # Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology # Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory STEREO # Space Weather Prediction Center, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration NOAA # WDC- Sunspot Index and Long-term Solar Observations
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1ST NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MICROGRAVITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH ……….. 26 – 29 Nov 2017

The space environment or simulated microgravity environment is indeed an excellent biological laboratory where cells, microbes, plants, macromolecules and samples from material science behave differently.

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2nd INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON EQUATORIAL & LOW-LATITUDE IONOSPHERE ISELLI – 2

That held from 10 - 16 September 2017, at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. The resource are available.

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NIGTEC Model

INTRODUCTION
The NIGTEC is a model of the ionospheric GNSS TEC over Nigeria (Longitudes 2-15 degrees East, Latitudes 4-14 degrees North).
The model can be used to obtain the ionospheric GNSS TEC at all locations over Nigeria. Read More & Download>>


New Research Opportunities

The Space Environment Research Laboratory (SERL), situated in Abuja – Nigeria, is one of the research laboratories operated by CAR. The laboratory is situated within the premises of NASRDA, Obasanjo Space Center, located along the airport road, Abuja, Nigeria.

As a way of promoting highly applicable research in the field of atmospheric/space science, the laboratory is opening new opportunities for graduate students registered in Nigerian universities to visit the laboratory and carry out 1-month intensive research activities within the laboratory.

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Inter-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

The Inter-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (IUCAR) is conceived to be a conglomeration of researchers and institutions with interest in atmospheric and space sciences.

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Our Mandates

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Our Mandates are to provide a sound education, research and knowledge in areas such as:

  • Lower atmosphere
  • Upper Atmosphere (Ionospheric/Magnetospheric physics)
  • Atmospheric chemistry and environmental science
  • Geomagnetism        Read More>>>

Events

Staff Retreat 2017

Annual Staff Retreat is a retreat being organized by the management of Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) annually to share the achieved progress in the previous year, brainstorm the challenges faced to come up with effective and efficient solution as-well-as to out line the current year activities.

The Director of the center, Prof Babatunde Rabiu made a brief opening remark which set in motion the activities of the day

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Project

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In line with the mandate of Centre, the development of the Atmospheric Research Software and Instrumentation will go a long way to promote indigenous technology via designing and building equipments and software which prior to this time have been imported. Such initiative would elevate our technological advancement in the area of space research and development, making it possible for Nigeria to join the League of Nations with reputable space research projects.                                     Read More>>

MoU
Annual Report
NMets Presentation

Carnasrda, center for atmospheric research

CAR as part of its mandate to provide sound education, research, knowledge and to deliver joint programmes for enhancement of teaching, research and community service, the centre sign an memorandum of understanding with some Universities that include:


  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE NIGERIA
  • UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY NIGERIA
  • SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, NIGERIA
  • The UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN NIGERIA
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY KANO, KANO NIGERIA

The years 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 were especially active for the Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR). From cradle to planning and activity, our Centre has gone through thick and thin to register her arrival in the global community of atmospheric science.

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