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Mapping Brick Kilns to Support Environmental Impact Studies around Delhi Using Sentinel-2

Prakhar Misra, Ryoichi Imasu, Sachiko Hayashida, Ardhi Adhary Arbain, Ram Avtar, Wataru Takeuchi
2020 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Brick kilns similar to Bull Trench Kilns were identified using the Sentinel-2 imagery around the state of Delhi in India.  ...  The brick kiln locations can be further used for updating land-use emission inventories to assess particulate matter and black carbon emissions.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are thankful to Copernicus Sentinel-2 data hub and Planet Labs for providing satellite data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi9090544 fatcat:crqvfvnxrnhc7jb2k2zm6bcmbm

Effect of COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown (general holiday) on air quality of Dhaka City

Md. Saiful Islam, Tahmid Anam Chowdhury
2021 Environmental Monitoring & Assessment  
Necessary time-series data of the concentration of PM2.5, NO2, SO2, and CO have been collected from the archive of the Air Quality Monitoring Station of the US Embassy in Dhaka and Sentinel-5P.  ...  This study will help policymakers figure out how to regulate pollution sources and improve the air quality of Dhaka.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are thankful to K. M. Shakik Ahmed Walid for his help during the revision period. Data availability Data will be available on reasonable request.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10661-021-09120-z pmid:34002266 fatcat:7q7fcbggkjev5jfsajdlawxefi

Spatiotemporal Investigations of Multi-Sensor Air Pollution Data over Bangladesh during COVID-19 Lockdown

Zhongfeng Qiu, Md. Arfan Ali, Janet E. Nichol, Muhammad Bilal, Pravash Tiwari, Birhanu Asmerom Habtemicheal, Mansour Almazroui, Sanjit Kumar Mondal, Usman Mazhar, Yu Wang, Sajib Sarker, Farhan Mustafa (+1 others)
2021 Remote Sensing  
Additionally, aerosol subtypes from the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder (CALIPSO) were used to explore the aerosol types.  ...  The strict lockdown (26 March–30 May 2020) led to a significant reduction in AOD (up to 47%) in all major cities, while the partial lockdown (June 2020) led to increased and decreased AOD over the study  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are grateful to NASA for providing satellite-based aerosol products, NO 2 and O 3 .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13050877 fatcat:k5zm7i4zcbegpcqn3k24jsjttm

Nitrogen oxides concentration and emission change detection during COVID-19 restrictions in North India

Prakhar Misra, Masayuki Takigawa, Pradeep Khatri, Surendra K. Dhaka, A. P. Dimri, Kazuyo Yamaji, Mizuo Kajino, Wataru Takeuchi, Ryoichi Imasu, Kaho Nitta, Prabir K. Patra, Sachiko Hayashida
2021 Scientific Reports  
and rural areas around Delhi.  ...  AbstractCOVID-19 related restrictions lowered particulate matter and trace gas concentrations across cities around the world, providing a natural opportunity to study effects of anthropogenic activities  ...  Acknowledgements This research is financially supported by Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN: a constituent member of NIHU) Project No. 14200133 (Aakash).  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87673-2 pmid:33963208 fatcat:amibn2aq3zde7dqz4onnv3zluq

History Matters: A Comparative Exploration on the Spanish Flu and the COVID-19 in India

Jenia Mukherjee
2020 Zenodo  
This article conveys the larger rationale of looking back to look and move forward in terms of crafting just, inclusive and resilient policies from a diseased to a desirable (non)Anthropocene.  ...  This article is a comparative exploration of the two pandemics along survey of historical sources and secondary scholarship to finally forge the critical discussion: are we in a better position to tackle  ...  Moreover, nonagricultural economic activities that usually absorb surplus labour in the lean agricultural period like construction activity, businesses, brick-kilns, have almost totally stopped.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5558134 fatcat:yxttvpvq5zawxp7t6fdl43jmny

A Breastfeed-Promoting Mobile App Intervention: Usability and Usefulness Study

Chih-Jau Wang, Pimwadee Chaovalit, Suporn Pongnumkul
2018 JMIR mHealth and uHealth  
according to the World Development Report 2011. 242 in addition to conflict, the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation create new risks and reinforce old social and economic vulnerabilities  ...  of undernutrition a growing global priority -a success it owes to a powerful combination of government commitment and resources, supported by networks of activists and experts around the world using technology  ...  In order to allow for comparability with MICS4, data from MICS3 for the adult support for learning, father's support for learning and learning materials at home (playthings) indicators were recalculated  ... 
doi:10.2196/mhealth.8337 pmid:29374000 pmcid:PMC5807626 fatcat:3w6fuiawd5eyllc5obj5mmntqe

The production and use of ritual terracottas in India

Stephen P. Huyler
After a brief comparative study of these craftsmen and their roles within contemporary society, the text focuses upon the creation of ritual terracottas and the use of these terracottas as gifts to or  ...  Detailed attention is given to the sacred and ritual roles of potters within their communities and the ways in which their products are vital to the devotional practices of the average Hindu, as recorded  ...  Fuel is arranged around them gently before the kiln is closed, and, depending upon the kiln type, flues and stoke holes may be dug to feed the flame and regulate the temperature.79 Most of the kilns used  ... 
doi:10.25501/soas.00029213 fatcat:h4fpaqf4brbvdevusmnianql2q

Syncretic socialism in post-colonial West Bengal : mobilizing and disciplining women for a 'sustha' nation-state

Anisha Datta
The discourse of equality, emancipation and dignity for women does not necessarily lead to the formation of an emancipated female subject, but often ends up supporting structures and practices against  ...  Through its selective appropriation and use of ideologies from both traditional cultural resources and modern political philosophies, the organization produces a 'syncretic' variety of socialism.  ...  Now, working-class women (e.g. a brick kiln worker, a domestic servant, or a vegetable vendor) are economically independent. They earn their livelihood. Are they present in any way in this discourse?  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0067650 fatcat:v44e25kf6vafzktjn4pqdnqn4i