The intensive observation campaign for the 2023 crop residue burning season began at the end of September, and the Aakash project is deploying 26 CUPI-Gs over a wide area from Punjab to Delhi again in 2023 to collect real-time observation data on air pollutants. The latest air pollution observation data obtained from the campaign is available on this page.

Aakash CUPI-G measurements are conducted through an India-Japan collaboration by : Yutaka Matsumi, Tomoki Nakayama, Sachiko Hayashida, Prabir K. Patra, Natsuko Yasutomi, Hikaru Araki, Tanbir Singh, Akash Biswal, Poonam Mangaraj, Sanjeev Bhardwaj, Manpreet S. Bhatti, Surendra K. Dhaka, A. P. Dimri, Ravindra Khaiwal, Sahil Kumar, Ravikumar Kunchala, Prakhar Misra, Tuhin K. Mandal, Sahil Mor, Suman Mor, Aka Sharma, Narendra Singh, Kamal Vatta, Vimal Jose Vazhathara, Rekha Yadav
Field measurement and survey support in India is provided by : Centers for International Projects Trust (CIPT), New Delhi.
FLEXPART model simulations are performed by : Masayuki Takigawa, JAMSTEC.
RIHN Aakash data analysis team : Hikaru Araki, Akash Biswal, Poonam Mangaraj, Natsuko Yasutomi
Website maintained by : Kaede Ohashi and Natsuko Yasutomi

1. Weekly update from 2023 intensive field campaign

Active Fire Report *Dec. 4 updated

2. Weekly status of PM2.5 and associated meteorological conditions

Results of RIHN Aakash Intensive Field Campaign studies in Oct. – Nov. 2023

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Appropriate referencing and acknowledgment to the data sources must be made. Users are strongly encouraged to contact the Aakash Project leader (prabir[a] or a member of the project at RIHN for more information

3. Daily mean PM2.5 data (September – November 2022)

Daily mean PM2.5 data from “Very high particulate pollution over northwest India captured by a high-density in situ sensor network
Readme of CUPI-G data
CUPI-G PM2.5 daily averaged data (Zip archive of csv files)
  (Data Published on 2023.08.23)