Countrys first carbon dioxide exchange tower launched in Uttarakhand

February 1st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Lamachaur (Uttarakhand), Feb 1, (ANI): The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) on Sunday launched the countrys first carbon dioxide measurement exchange tower here.
The installation of the exchange would provide essential data regarding the eco-system exchange, thus providing information to draft policies on environment.
IIRS has installed the exchange tower in collaboration with an Italian University.
M. L. Srivastav, an IIRS scientist, said that the tower would be helpful to measure the exchange of carbon dioxide between the vegetation pool and atmosphere.
“This is India’’s first carbon dioxide measurement tower and there are around 600 such towers in the entire world, out of which around 400 are functioning properly,” M.L. Srivastav said.
The tower is equipped with four types of sensors, which monitor the degree of carbon dioxide, solely responsible for global warming.
India took the first step towards developing a national plan to tackle the effects of global warming and assess its own greenhouse gas emissions, in July last year. (ANI)

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