NASA sets up Aeronate at UP village to study climate change

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Ballia, Apr 4 (UNI) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is studying climate change at village Middha of this Uttar Pradesh district.

Gandhi College, Middha, founder principal Dr S P Upadhyay told mediapersons that village Middha is the home town of internationally acclaimed weather expert Dr Jagdish Shukla.

Mr Upadhyay said Dr Shukla had recently been honoured with IMO 2007 award by the World Meteorological Organisation and is presently weather science professor at George Mainson University, Virginia.

With Dr Shukla's initiative, NASA has set up a steallite operated Aeronate plant at village Middha to study climate change, he informed.

He said whenever American satellite passes over the village, Aeronate's lens moves up automatically. However, after taking the photograph through satellite, it regains its previous position.

Then the satellite sends the picture to America based research centre, Hawai, which sends it to NASA for study. After studying the report, NASA makes it available on its website, Dr Upadhyay added.

He informed that on the basis of the photograph, NASA prepares report of climate change in next 15 days. Presently, coordination is being established between the NASA report and real changes taking place in climate at the village.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had already established a Village Resource Centre for studying the weather change in the village.

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