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Introduction | Aims & Objectives | An Overview of RWC Activities

:::: Introduction :

National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi operates Indian RWC as a part of International Space Environment Service chain and is responsible for collection and dissemination of a wide variety of near-real-time and recent data on solar geophysical conditions to various users in India and neighboring countries.

In addition, the center is also responsible for providing forecasts on solar and geophysical conditions based on the data collected from other centers located around the globe and also from observatories within India.

 USA (Boulder) and RWC (Sydney) are two major sources of near-real-time data and provide a variety of observational information which includes, detailed reports on solar active regions, magnetic activity, Coronal Holes, CMEs, X-ray events, Radio bursts, Proton events. etc.

:::: Aims & Objectives :
RWC, New Delhi, India caters to the needs of a large number of users in India. Some of the important user organizations include :
i) Radio Communication Organizations
ii) Indian Space Research organization
iii) Three Wings of Defense
iv) Scientific Community.
:::: An Overview of RWC Activities :
An overview of the RWC activities is presented in figure 1.

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Kodaikanal and Udaipur Solar Observatory, Udaipur are the two contributing solar observatories in India for solar flare patrolling and also for other solar optical data. 

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) , Mumbai runs an impressive network of magnetic observatories spread over the country ( 8N -30N geographic lat) and with the addition of the observatories run by National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad the Indian network indeed is unique. This unique network covering 8 30 N latitudes is ideally suited for monitoring the Equatorial Electrojet Strength [EEJ] variation and global Sq system. 

Presently, information on local K indices and magnetic storms is being provided by both IIG and NGRI. It is planned to obtain EEJ strength on daily basis using data from Trivandrum an electrojet station and Alibagh a station away from equatorials electrojet. This EEJ data will be used to predict F-region electron population distribution on daily basis in the Appleton Anomaly zone. 
:::: Note :
For Further Details, Kindly Contact   Dr. A.K Upadhayaya .
       2003 Data Centre, Centre for Global Change, National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-12, India.