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 Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba. 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, Anyigba.

The NASRDA Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) 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 understanding 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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CAR: From a little beginning to greatness

This report tells the story of the Centre for Atmospheric Research from inception through the first nine years

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Observation and Measurement of Particulate Matter

CAR-NASRDA has join a global network for real-time observation and measurement of particulate matter particularly PM1, PM2.5 & PM 10. Particulate matter pollution is an environmental health problem that affects people worldwide, but low- and middle-income countries disproportionately experience this burden. In 2016, indoor and outdoor air pollution caused an estimated 7 million deaths

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COVID-19 Update

Daily spatial distribution of cases of Coronavirus over Nigeria provided by the Geoinformation Society of Nigeria

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Space Tourism Society Africa

Affiliated with Space Tourism Society headquartered in Los Angeles, USA. Our Main Goal is to arouse interest of African universities students in space science and technologist and non-space related activities.

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GNSS TEC (AfriTEC) 2.3

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). The model can be used to obtain the ionospheric GNSS TEC at all locations over the African continent. For this version of the model (version 2.3), usage is encouraged to be restricted between years 2000-2022. The model is updated biennially

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Space Weather Nowcasts and Forecast

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 NASRDA 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 Daily condition
Date: 29 November 2022; 10:46 UT

Summary of Space Weather
All the sunspots on the solar disk have simple magnetic fileds that pose little threat for strong solar flares. The geomagnetic conditions are quiet. The solar wind speed is moderately high.

Space Weather parameters / observations;
Sunspot Number: 52
10.7cm Flux: 107 sfu
Solar wind speed: 578.3 km.s-1
Solar wind density: 9.85 protons.cm3
Kp: 3.67
Bz: 0.13 nT (South)
Bt: 7.20 nT
Dst: -29 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

Daily ionospheric Map

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Missions

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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