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Research & Experiments of ISRO

New Delhi. In order to support studies in the field of atmosphere and climate change, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) conducts researches and experiments using data from satellite and ground based observations. These include - experiments by means of balloons carrying radiosonde and ozonesonde to measure temperature, humidity, pressure and ozone; sets up network of observatories with instruments viz. Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar for providing estimates of atmospheric parameters on a continuous basis, Multi-Wavelength Radiometer to measure aerosols, Athalometer for black carbon concentrations, Nephelometer for scattering coefficient, Quartz Crystal Microbalance for particle size, mass and density; Boundary Layer Lidar for chemical pollution studies.

ISRO in collaboration with national laboratories and academic institutions conducts studies on landuse/landcover dynamics, atmospheric aerosols and trace gas chemistry, energy and mass exchange in the agricultural systems, chemical pollution and atmospheric carbon sequestration.

Amount spent for this purpose during the Eleventh Five Year Plan period is `217.34 crores. The plan outlay for the Twelfth Five Year Plan period for this purpose is ` 457.46 crores.

The Minister of State in the ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy Gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.[pib]