Stratospheric Tropospheric (ST) Radar is soon coming to operation at Gauhati University (GU) under the supervision of ESES Secretary Prof. Minakshi Devi, Deptt. of Physics, GU. This is a great achivement to GU and ESES executive members who have been constantly putting their efforts to get the Global facility at this University. The support and cooperation received from the GU, Govt. of Assam and Govt. of India are behind the successful facility consisting 576 antenna arrays with Trans- Receiving modules all designed based on state of art technology.
The setting up of such a facility at Guwahati has fulfilled a highly needed and long awaited requirement at the entire wind circulation system that controls the weather and climatic status, is unique in this region from the rest of the country. This special zone is focus of solar terrestrial energy dynamic meet with flow of wind through four corridors carrying sea salt and aerosols from Bay of Bengal and China. Along with these factors, zonal orographic stracture has made this region a special natural laboratory which is yet to be explored.
The ST Radar site is leveled, all 61 pedestals for installation of Antenna array have been aligned and laid and erection of Antenna has been started. The main control room from where beam steering of 576 Antenna and co-phased operation of the Trans-Receiving Modules will be conducted, is complete.The CAN, SYNC and power cables from control room to the four huts are laid for the synchronization in switching modes of 576 Antenna for generating a highly unidirectional radiation beam.
Most rewarding application is felt to be in evaluation of Earthquake prediction parameter as supporing input in understanding system Physics & Dynamics for framing of regional model and quality data inputs for undersanding Global climatic scenario in the current background of Global warminig