Researchers look to set up Rwandan climate observatory

By on January 14, 2014

Researchers at MIT’s Center for Global Change Science are working to start a climate observatory in Rwanda, according to a release from The College of William & Mary.

The observatory will collect atmospheric observations from on the slopes of Mt. Karisimbi, a volcano in the northwestern part of the country.

If the observatory is successful, it will help educate Rwandans interested in atmospheric science. Once Rwandans can manage they observatory without outside help, organizers plan to enter it into the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment program, a worldwide initiative funded partly by NASA that captures climate data.

Image: Mt. Karisimbi (Credit: Micah Zarnke, via Wikimedia Commons)

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