Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR)
Stratosphere Troposphere (ST) Radars are emerging as powerful tools for Atmospheric Research in recent years around the world. They have immense applications in studies in Meteorology, Cloud Physics, Thunderstorms, Convections, Atmospheric Electricity, Climate Change, Environmental Physics, Civil aviation, naval operation, communications, etc. Dynamics of the Indian monsoon can be studied in-depth to understand the basic mechanism and to improve the prediction capabilities. Aviation and communications will benefit significantly from the scientific output of theses radars..
Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR) is to pursue internationally leading research in atmospheric science in the tropical monsoon area and to develop sophisticated observational and modeling capabilities in the troposphere and stratosphere for the accurate prediction of Indian monsoon system. Aim of establishing the Advanced Centre for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR) in Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is to provide advanced techniques to monitor the Earth’s atmosphere, including highly sophisticated radar, LIDAR, SODAR, GPS sonde, flux measurement systems, integrated sounding systems, etc. These facilities allow investigators, mainly Indian scientists, get the detailed information and necessary data for their research programs and can incorporate in numerical weather prediction techniques.