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IMD SAFAR GAW

SAFAR - India

System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research
Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India.
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune


SAFAR monitoring network


SAFAR monitoring network

Air Quality monitoring is not an easy task, the common mistake which any one can do is representing city air quality based on single station value or single hour data. To provide an AQI representative of a city, single station data is not suitable. It may even mislead as it will be biased towards a particular activity or environment.  As per international guidelines, correct way to know ONE index for a city air quality is to consider different microenvironments. Based on scientific knowledge one should develop the methodology for the same. For a typical metro city Background; Commercial; Urban complex; Sub-urban; Residential; Industrial; Road side; Traffic junction etc. are the microenvironments which should be covered in the monitoring network.

 

The SAFAR observational network of Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AQMS) and Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) established within city limits represents selected microenvironments of the city including industrial, residential, background/ cleaner, urban complex, agricultural zones etc. as per international guidelines which ensures the true representation of city environment.

Air Quality indicators are monitored at about 3 m height from the ground with online sophisticated instruments. These instruments are operated round the clock and data is recorded and stored at every 5 minute interval for quality check and further analysis.

 

 

Pollutants monitored: PM1, PM2.5, PM10, Ozone, CO, NOx (NO, NO2), SO2, BC, Methane (CH4), Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC), VOC’s, Benzene, Mercury

Monitored Meteorological Parameters: UV Radiation, Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction, solar radiation

This is the first of such kind of network in India which continuously monitors all these parameters and maintain up to date data base with robust quality control and quality assurance. IITM is grateful to all their partners who have extended their full cooperation and support by providing the infrastructure and other facilities.

 

 

SAFAR-Delhi Observational Network

Sr. NO.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

Latitude

Longitude

1

IITM, Delhi

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Delhi

28.64

77.17

2

Delhi University

Delhi University

28.69

77.21

3

IGI Airport

IGI Airport

28.56

77.09

4

NCMRWF, NOIDA

NCMRWF, NOIDA

28.63

77.36

5

CRRI, Mathura road

CRRI, Mathura road

28.55

77.28

6

IMD Aya Nagar 

IMD, Aya Nagar 

28.48

77.13

7

IMD Lodhi Road

IMD, Lodhi Road

28.59

77.24

8

DTTE, Pitampura

DTTE, Pitampura

28.7

77.16

9

CVR, Dheerpur

CVR, Dheerpur

28.73

77.2

10

NISE, Gurgaon

NISE, Gurgaon

28.42

77.14

10

Chandani Chowk

Town Hall, Delhi

 

SAFAR-Pune Observational Network 

Sr. NO.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

Latitude

Longitude

1

Pashan

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

18.53

73.80

2

Shivajinagar 

India Meteorological Department

18.53

73.84

3

Pune Airport Lohegaon

Air Force Base, Pune

18.57

73.90

4

Alandi

MAEER's Maharashtra Academy of Engineering

18.67

73.89

5

Katraj

Bharati Vidyapeeth

18.45

73.85

6

Hadapsar

Lohiya Udyan, PMC

18.50

73.92

7

Bhosari

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

18.64

73.84

8

Nigdi

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

18.66

73.76

9

Manjri

Vasantdada Sugar Institute

18.52

73.97

10

Bhumkar chowk

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

18.60

73.75

 

 

SAFAR-Mumbai Observational Network 

Sr. No.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

Latitude

Longitude

1

Chembur

International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Near Govandi Station Over Bridge, Deonar, Chembur, Mumbai-400088

19.04946

72.9162

2

Bhandup

Water Filteration Plant, Bhandup West, Mumbai- 400078

19.16650

72.9230

3

Bandra Kurla Complex

Nandadeep Park, Bandra East Skywalk, Bandra East, Mumbai- 400051

19.053536

72.84643

4

Colaba

Indian Meteorological Department, Nananbhai Moosa Marg, Near RC Church, Colaba, Mumbai 400005

18.89806

72.81269

5

Andheri

2, Guru Hargovindji Rd, S B Singh Colony, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai- 400059

19.11074

72.86084

6

Malad

Fire Brigade Station,Near AsmitaJyoti Housing Society, Malad West, Mumbai

19.19709

72.82204

7

Mazagaon

Joseph Baptista Garden, Garden Rd, Ekta Nagar, Mazgaon, Mumbai-400010

18.96702

72.84214

8

Worli

Lal Bahadur Shastri Garden, 60, Worli Hill Rd, Siddharth Nagar, Worli, Mumbai- 400018

19.01747

72.81751

9

Borivali

CTI & RC, BMC, Abhinav Nagar, Behind National Park, Borivali East-400066

19.23241

72.86895

10

Navi Mumbai

Wonders Park, Uran Road, Sector 19A, Nerul, Sector 19A, Nerul, Navi Mumbai- 400706

19.044

73.0325

 


 

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