ISRO Center (Govt of India)
MINI Boundary Layer Mast (MBLM) ~ cost = 25 lakhs
Earth’s atmosphere is an ocean of air, hundreds of kilometers thick, which protects life from the sun’s intense heat and dangerous radiation. The behavior of the atmosphere is quite complex. In fact, every day we all make decisions which are somehow influenced by the weather.
Weather and climate are global phenomena. Winds, solar radiation and various activities that take place on the earth affect the weather and cause long term changes in the climate. So studies related to weather and climate are of utmost importance.
This demands a number of observational centers and a strong database. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has taken up this challenging task. ISRO has set up a large number of automatic weather stations (AWS) across the country.
PRWONAM (Prediction of Regional Weather with Observational Meso-Network and Atmospheric Modeling) is a unique project of ISRO under which 28 stations of Mini Boundary Layer Mast (MBLM) are proposed to be established.