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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-Ahmedabad Observational Network

Sr. No.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

1

Navrangpur Sardar Patel Stadium

2

Pirana AMC Nursery, Gyaspur Forestry Plantation

3

Rakhiyal Shraminkranti Garden, Near Chakudia, Mahadev Mandir

4

Raikhad Victoria Garden

5

Chandkheda Kali Cultural Centre

6

Bopal SAC, ISRO

7

Sattelite SAC, ISRO

8

Ahmedabad airport IMD

9

Gandhinagar IIPHG, Lekawada

10

Gandhinagar GIFT City

 

SAFAR-Mumbai Observational Network 

Sr. No.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

1

Colaba

Regional meteorological Department

2

Vile Parle

IMD Santacruz

3

Worli

Shastri Garden, BMC

4

Bhandup

Water Treatment Plant, BMC

5

Borivali

CTRC, Abhinav Nagar,BMC

6

Malad Malvan

Malad Malvan fire station , BMC

7

Chembur

IIPS, Mumbai

8

Sion/Dharawi

BMC

9

Vasai-Virar

Local corporation

10

Navi Mumbai

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC)

 

SAFAR-Pune Observational Network 

Sr. NO.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

1

Pashan

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

2

Shivajinagar 

India Meteorological Department

3

Pune Airport Lohegaon

Airforce base, Pune

4

Alandi

MAEER’s Maharashtra Academy of Engineering

5

Katraj

Bharati Vidyapeeth

6

Hadapsar

Lohiya Udyan, PMC

7

Bhosari

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

8

Nigdi

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

9

Manjri

Vasantdada Sugar Institute

10

Bhumkar chowk

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

 

SAFAR-Delhi Observational Network

Sr. NO.

AQMS Locations

Institute / Organisation

1

Pusa

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Delhi

2

Delhi University

Delhi University

3

Palam

IGI Airport

4

NOIDA

NCMRWF, NOIDA

5

Mathura road

CRRI, Mathura road

6

Aya Nagar 

IMD, Aya Nagar 

7

Lodhi Road

IMD, Lodhi Road

8

Pitampura

DTTE, Pitampura

9

Dheerpur

CVR, Dheerpur

10

Gurgaon

NISE, Gurgaon

 

 


 

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