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A Lifetime Experience: Travelling from Ahmedabad to Hyderabad by Road

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Starting from left, the fourth person is T.A. Rajesh, then Amit Misra, Harish Gadhavi, Dilip Ganguly, name not recalled, J.T. Vinchhi, A.K. Sudheer, and T.K. Sunil.

As you might be aware of, atmospheric aerosols are particulates suspended in air; their most common examples are dust, smoke, and sea salt. These tiny particles pose a big challenge to the global scientific community due to their impact on Earth’s climate. About 12 years ago, a scientific campaign was conceived as part of the ISRO Geosphere Biosphere Programme to measure the concentration of these particles over peninsular India. The experiment was participated by 7 Indian institutes. The basic plan was simple — the different research groups would start from their respective places and meet at Hyderabad, where they would compare their results. The journey had to be made by road! Continue reading