Topics & Themes of the Conference

National Conference On Aerosols, Air Quality & Climate Change (Aac-2018) On Himalayan Region Of Uttarakhand

Organised by: Department of Physics, HNB Garhwal Central University &
Supported by: Tech Counsellor (Technical Partner)

Topics / Themes of the Conference

Physical, Chemical & Optical Characteristics of Atmospheric Aerosols
  • Studies of the physical and chemical of aerosol properties and its behavior into the atmosphere.
  • Formation of particles from nanometer and micrometer dimensions in size, classification and measurement of transport and deposition properties.
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions in-situ and laboratory measurement.
  • Overview of the aerosol study in the Himalayan region Uttarakhand.
  • Columnar optical depth and near-surface mass concentration of aerosols.
  • Role of air mass trajectories on aerosols.
Study of aerosols by Aerosol Remote Sensing & application of Remote Sensing
  • Remote sensing via satellite, surface and airborne instrumentation measurements of aerosol.
  • Spatial and temporal coverage for validation of numerical models of aerosol production, dispersion and deposition.
  • Testing the fidelity of air quality, weather and climate models.
  • Possibilities of the research through Aerosol remote sensing in Himalayan region Uttarakhand
  • Application of Remote sensing.
Impact of Aerosol on Human Health.
  • Role of pollution in the air borne deceases i.e asthma increase.
  • Link between asthma and pollution.
  • Role play by the aerosols from the role play by the precursor gases near the traffic source.
  • Bio-diversity conservation sustainable utilization and management of traditional knowledge.
  • Forest & cultural heritage of the Himalaya.
  • Survey, evaluation of deforestation and aforestation & ecological balance;
  • Forest fire and other hazards, agro-forestry, social forestry & conservation of forests.
  • Present status of protected habitats in India – problems & prospects.
  • Eco degradation of natural reserve habitats.
  • Prospects of cultivation & conservation of medicinal plants in Himalaya.
  • Bio-diversity hotspots, environmental challenges.
  • Traditional health care system.
  • Bio-Technology, Biology and Bio-Science.
Impact of air pollution on Agriculture, Environment and Climate over Himalayan region.
  • Emission of primary pollutants as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulates into the atmosphere.
  • Effect of primary pollutants in urban areas close to the large point sources.
  • Secondary pollutants include tropospheric (ground level) ozone, by subsequent chemical reactions in the atmosphere.
  • The reactions leading to ozone formation from primary pollutants by high temperature and light intensities.
  • Complex mixtures of pollutants, which may be particularly significant in urban and periurban areas, larger effects on yields than individual pollutants in isolation.
  • Land development-issues, policies, strategies & soil conservation.
  • Regional-local issues of micro-level planning and eco-farming for sustainable agriculture.
  • Agriculture stagnation & food deficit.
  • Contribution of livestock to the Indian economy.
  • Horticulture-development, present status, related problems and future potentials.
  • Sustainable agro-forestry and allied activities system for different climatic zones.
  • Intensive farming land degradation and food security.
  • Possible sources of primary, secondary pollutants over Himalayan region Uttarakhand.
  • Observations i.e Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization etc.
  • Biomass burning and BC/OC emission.
  • Aerosol radiative forcing during biomass burning period & its implications to Himalayan glaciers.
Aerosol System over High Altitude Himalayas from observations and modeling and their possible effects of glaciers and radiation budget.
  • Aerosol abundance over High altitudes Himalayas.
  • The large spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the aerosol properties and climate-impact assessment of aerosols.
  • Regional trends and discussion on the potential climate implications.
  • Simulation and Modeling through high-end computational technology.
  • Food, Chemical and Agricultural Engineering
Role of Aerosols on Water-Energy Resources and Development of Hydropower in Uttarakhand
  • Water Resources overview
  • Regional issues, potentials, availability, utilization & development of hydropower.
  • Springs, glaciers, snow melting and water budgeting.
  • Water management: rain water harvesting, water pollution, conservation, planning & polices.
  • Hydropower potential in Uttarakhand- opportunities & challenges
  • Energy resources conservation and renewable sources of energy.
  • Flood and drought management.
  • Himalayan mountains and their contribution to cooling of the earth.
  • Climate change impacts on different environmental components and livelihood systems (land, water, atmosphere, biosphere, cropping, forestry, animal husbandry, human health, fisheries etc).
  • Climate change adaptation programmes in India.
  • Clean Development Mechanisms & Ecosystem services in the Himalayan states.
  • Climate change and its impact on biodiversity.
Application of Engineering and Technology
  • Engineering hydrology and water resource management.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
  • Embedded system design and its application.
  • Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Next Generation Tool
  • Assessment and analysis of environmental activities through MATLAB and advanced engineering tools.
  • Computational engineering, biomedical engineering and role of engineering & technology in today’s era.
  • Industrial Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing Human Factors and Safety Engineering.
  • Mechanical, Mechatronics and Civil Engineering.
  • Engineering and technology for the smart cities and societies.
  • Renewable energy systems.
Advancements in Applied and Basic Sciences.
  • Fundamental and Applied Sciences
  • Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
  • Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Computational Modeling
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Green Technology
  • Innovation and Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Nanotechnology & Its Application
  • Physics and Mathematical Sciences
  • Applications of Computation as a Scientific Paradigm
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Computational Physics & Biology
  • Quantum computation & Advanced Chemistry
  • Cryptography

Publication Scope of the Journal

  • All submitted paper, if accepted by the conference and based on the choice of participants shall be published on UGC or Scopus Indexed Journals. (Visit Publication Section)
  • Journal fee is additional to conference fee. (Visit Registration Section)
  • Participants can opt for SKYPE However, conference registration is mandatory by one of the authors of the article.
  • For SKYPE presentation, the author must opt this option at the time of registration, after acceptance of the paper.
  • AACHNBGU / TECH COUNSELLOR Reserve all the rights.
  • Please read all the terms and condition associated with the conference before submission of paper.
  • Maximum Paper Page Limit: 10
  • All fee and registration charges are Non – Refundable

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