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IMD launches improved SILAM and ENFUSER models to monitor Air Quality in the country

On October 14, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department operationalised improved air quality forecast models. They were SILAM and ENFUSER. There are more than 40 air quality monitoring systems in Delhi. SILAM SILAM is System for Integrated Modelling of Atmospheric Composition. The model has been improved by implementing Global emission inventories such as CAMS-GLOB and EDGAR ..




The paradox of environment and Energy

New Delhi is world’s most polluted city with extremely high PM 2.5 (particulate matter with size less than 2.5 capable of entering the lungs) content at 220. The permissible and international standard is 150, beyond which is threat to habitations. Beyond 300 is extremely dangerous. The reason to the Delhi’s smog (smoke and fog) in ..