Professor Akeem Babatunde Rabiu, Director CAR

Centre 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.


The Centre for Atmospheric Research presents the 2nd Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun 2­­nd National Symposium on Atmospheric Research. This 2nd National Symposium is in commemoration of the 81st birthday anniversary of the eminent professor of atmospheric research who was one of the pioneers of atmospheric research in Nigeria.


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 Nowcasts
Daily condition
Date: 15 August 2018; 09:47 UT

Summary of Space Weather
A new sunspot AR2718 has emerged on the solar disk after being spotless for about 11 days.The Local Geomagnetic conditions are quiet at all levels. The solar wind speed is elevated.

Space Weather parameters / observations;
Sunspot Number:12
10.7cm Flux: 68 sfu
Solar wind speed: 435.7 km.s-1
Solar wind density: 11.3 protons.cm3
Bz: -6.9 nT (South)
Bt: 8.4 nT
Dst: -1 nT

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Our Missions

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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