15 March: ABC real time data in GeoPortal


The atmospheric brown cloud (ABC) data collected at ICIMOD Headquarters is now displayed on a near real time basis. The data are continuously stored at ICIMOD SERVER at 10-second intervals. The data can be viewed at the top right corner of the home page of the Mountain GeoPortal. This real time visualisation system is supported at the backend by the Sensor Service Grid (SSG), which was developed by Dr Kiyoshi Honda from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok. ICIMOD is planning to bring together sensor data from different locations to be plugged into the existing system for real time visualisation. Mobile phone users with access to Wi-Fi, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Internet connections can view real time atmospheric data by browsing the link http://geoportal.icimod.org/abc. There is also a big screen display in the reception area of ICIMOD.