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Govt plans to buy aircraft for atmospheric studies

India will soon have an airborne laboratory to study clouds and their interaction with tiny suspended matter in atmosphere, knowledge of which could lead to better understanding of monsoon.



New Delhi: India will soon have an
airborne laboratory to study clouds and their interaction with
tiny suspended matter in atmosphere, knowledge of which could
lead to better understanding of monsoon.

"We will soon commission an airborne research
platform," Earth Sciences Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh announced
here today.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES) has drawn up
plans to buy a small aircraft with various instruments onboard
to study greenhouse gases, cloud physics, aerosols and their
interaction with the clouds, an official said.

Currently, the MOES hires aircraft for conducting such
experiments.

"The project is expected to cost Rs 200 crore," Earth
Sciences Secretary Shailesh Nayak told reporters here.

He said as per the project report prepared by the
ministry, the aircraft could be commissioned withing the next
three years.

Currently, the MOES hires aircraft for conducting such
experiments.

"The project is expected to cost Rs 200 crore," Earth
Sciences Secretary Shailesh Nayak told reporters here.

He said as per the project report prepared by the
ministry, the aircraft could be commissioned withing the next
three years.

From Zee News

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