Tag Archives: System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR)

Tiny toxic particles linger in Mumbai’s air longer

Air pollution is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems to be tackled by Maharashtra, which saw 1.08 lakh air pollution-related deaths in 2017, according to a Lancet study. Mumbai’s air had more fine pollutant particles that easily enter the … Continue reading

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Delhi’s air quality set to worsen as stubble burning intensifies

Based on data from monitoring stations, Air Quality Index for Delhi was recorded at 246 (poor) on Monday Air quality in the national capital region is likely to deteriorate as burning of paddy stubble by farmers in Punjab and Haryana … Continue reading

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Delhi’s Air Quality Plunges 

Delhi’s air quality plunged today with monitoring stations recording this month’s highest level surface-level ozone and a spike in respirable pollutants. The air quality across the national capital was ‘very poor’. According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather … Continue reading

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Expert tips to deal with choking air pollution 

The city has been enveloped in a heavy layer of smog caused by a fire last week at the Deonar dumping ground. It released hazardous gases into the air, raising the pollution levels to a dangerous point and is causing … Continue reading

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Mumbai’s air swings between ‘poor’ and ‘severe’ 

Mumbai’s air quality differs in different pockets because of variable topography, wind movement and factors such as vehicular density, industries, biomass burning, bakeries, construction, garbage dump sites On Sunday, Mumbaikars woke up to poor air quality. At 10 a.m., the … Continue reading

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Air quality: Breathe in the bad news too 

The first three days of the New Year is expected to see the worst air quality, especially in the areas of Shivajinagar to Mhasoba Gate, where there will be enough traffic jams. This was the reading given by System of … Continue reading

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Hudhud cyclone to hit Delhi’s air quality

The Hudhud cyclone that’s likely to hit the Coromandel coast on Sunday will have a serious effect on Delhi’s air quality. The models prepared by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology … Continue reading

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‘Emission inventory’ is 1st step to predicting city’s air pollution

Next week, Mumbai will finally get an emission inventory – a database that will help predict the extent of air pollution for up to 72 hours in advance and also help detect its source. The inventory is the very first … Continue reading

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