Amid global concerns over climate change,nearly 100 experts from India have joined hands with their counterparts from countries like the US,UK and France to study the impact of air pollution and other atmospheric changes on Asian Summer Monsoon.
Scientists and government officials from 15 countries across the globe are taking part in a four-day workshop aimed at initiating global collaboration in learning impacts of emission,regional characteristics of air pollution and understanding major gaps in linking emission to air quality to weather/climate change.
Representatives from India,Nepal,Bhutan,France,USA,Germany,China and Italy are attending the international workshop,organised at the initiative of ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development),which started here yesterday.
The core objective of the workshop titled ‘Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM)’ is to facilitate the development of collaborations across a broad range of scientific research related to the Asian Summer
Monsoon (ASM) including the coupling of ASM dynamics with regional emissions,air quality,aerosol and clouds,the transport of water vapour and pollution into stratosphere.
The high levels of air pollutants in the atmosphere,along with deposits on snow and ice surfaces,can impact meteorology and climate in the region,and alter the amount and quality of solar radiation reaching the surface,with devastating impacts on agriculture.