Type of application: New
||National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India
The Arctic warms at a rate twice the global average and the sea-ice declines at an unprecedented rate. While the decline in sea-ice is concurrent with the atmospheric/ocean warming, the observed variability is elusive of simple relationships. Recent studies indicate the role of the phase of precipitation on sea-ice growth and decay. There is evidence that extreme events are increasing, be it ice melting, precipitation, storms, pollution etc. in which atmosphere-Ocean -ice interacts at different time and spatial scales. e.g. Atmospheric circulation transport and disperse aerosols that contribute to the observed changes by altering the radiative forcing, and may eventually lead to ice melting by changes in albedo. Sometimes unexpected consequences follow. Uncertainties in our formulations of these processes mainly arise from the paucity of observations and lead to less reliable climate projections and can take a toll on food security and human health. Therefore, there is a need to observe the ocean-atmosphere-ice system in the Arctic. We will begin by setting up atmospheric measurements in Cambridge Bay.
List of all project geometries:
||Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Affected Areas and Land Types
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
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|Particulate Matter (PM2.5) High Volume Samplers
||High Volume sampler PM2.5 is used to collect aerosol samples on filter paper for further chemical analysis and estimation of mass concentrations of different aerosol species in the size of less than 2.5 micrometres.
|Particulate Matter (PM10) High Volume Samplers
||High Volume sampler PM10 is used to collect aerosol samples on filter paper for further chemical analysis and estimation of mass concentrations of different aerosol species in the size of less than 10 micrometres.
|Microwave Radiometer Profiler (MWRP)
||To measure vertical profiles of Temperature, Humidity, Liquid Water Path and water vapour
||To measure precipitation rate, the number of drops/particles, and liquid water content.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
|No records found.|
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|Daily Amount (m3)
Waste and Impacts
There is no waste generated and the measurements do not have any environmental impacts.
|No data found.|
Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Public Registry ID:
2022-06-28 09:08:40, from: Rohit Srivastava
Nunavut Planning Commission,
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Subject: Submission of Scientific Research Proposal entitled Atmospheric monitoring observatory in Canadian Arctic for permission to conduct research in the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Dear sir/ madam,
Greetings from India,
Our organization (National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, India) has MoU with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) (dated 26 February 2020) to conduct scientific research at CHARS, Cambridge Bay. In this regard, we want to measure the profile of meteorological parameters and aerosols in CHARS. The measurements will be useful in the understanding of the weather variability and aerosol transport and their climatic impacts over the Canadian Arctic region.
Please provide the permission to conduct research in the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) and the License and permits to submit the proposal to CHARS.
Thanking you in anticipation,
With best regards,
Dr. Rohit Srivastava
National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR),
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES),
Govt. of India,
Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa, India - 403804