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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Repositioning Higher Education towards effective patronage of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. Full text of the 1st Convocation Lecture delivered at the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, Nigeria, on 30th November, 2018 by: Babatunde Rabiu Director/Chief Executive, Centre for Atmospheric Research..

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Ekiti State University in collaboration with HUMBOLDT KOLLEG Organize a Conference. THEME:- The Social, Economic, Political and Scientific Implications of the Drive Towards Green and Sustainable Development Through Utilization of Renewable Resources. The conference will bring together AVH Alumni, Other Researchers



The AfriTEC model is a model of the ionospheric GNSS TEC over the entire African region (Longitudes 25 degree West to 60 degree East, Latitudes 40 degree South to 40 degree North). For this version of the model (version 1.1), usage is encouraged to be restricted between years 2000-2020. There is plan to update the model biennially. The year span of encouraged usage will be expanded in subsequent versions of the model. The model is developed by the method of artificial neural networks. Details of full paper will be included shortly.

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: 15 February 2019; 12:13UT

Summary of Space Weather.
The sun is still spotless. The geomamagntic conditions are at quiet level. The solar wind speed has slightly declined.

Space Weather parameters / observations;
Sunspot Number: 0
10.7cm Flux: 71 sfu
Solar wind speed: 478.5 km.s-1
Solar wind density: 3.8 protons.cm3
Kp: 3
Bz: 0.3 nT (North)
Bt: 3.3 nT
Dst: 2

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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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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



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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