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'''Project Surya''' will deploy inexpensive solar and other energy-efficient cookers in rural India and document their role in reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and soot. Carbon dioxide and elemental carbon in soot, two by-products of fossil fuel combustion, biofuel cooking and biomass burning contribute as much as 70% to the global warming through a proccess call ''[[global dimming]]''. In addition, soot has well-documented detrimental effects on human health, agricultural productivity, and water budgets at local, regional and global scales. Surya in Sanskrit stands for Sun or Solar.
 
'''Project Surya''' will deploy inexpensive solar and other energy-efficient cookers in rural India and document their role in reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and soot. Carbon dioxide and elemental carbon in soot, two by-products of fossil fuel combustion, biofuel cooking and biomass burning contribute as much as 70% to the global warming through a proccess call ''[[global dimming]]''. In addition, soot has well-documented detrimental effects on human health, agricultural productivity, and water budgets at local, regional and global scales. Surya in Sanskrit stands for Sun or Solar.
   
On March 25, 2009, [http://www-ramanathan.ucsd.edu/Project%20Surya/Surya-Launch-Announcement.pdf Project Surya was launched] in northern India, in the village of Khairatpur
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On March 25, 2009, [http://www-ramanathan.ucsd.edu/Project%20Surya/Surya-Launch-Announcement.pdf Project Surya was launched] in northern India, in the village of Khairatpur
   
 
==Articles in the media==
 
==Articles in the media==
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*'''May 2008:''' [http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080511-9999-1n11rama.html Solar-cooker project could cut air pollution] - ''San Diego Union Tribune''
 
*'''May 2008:''' [http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080511-9999-1n11rama.html Solar-cooker project could cut air pollution] - ''San Diego Union Tribune''
 
*'''May 2008:''' [http://www.downtoearth.org.in/full6.asp?foldername=20080515&filename=news&sec_id=4&sid=10 New stick to beat developing countries on GHGs] - ''Down To Earth''
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*'''March 2007:''' [http://www-ramanathan.ucsd.edu/Surya-WhitePaper.pdf Project Surya White Paper]
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*'''March 2007:''' [http://www-ramanathan.ucsd.edu/files/SuryaWhitePaper.pdf Project Surya White Paper]
 
*[http://www-ramanathan.ucsd.edu/ProjectSurya.html Project Surya In Progress]
 
   
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
 
Project Surya Office: Center for Clouds, Chemistry & Climate<br />
 
Project Surya Office: Center for Clouds, Chemistry & Climate<br />
 
Chemistry and Climate at SIO-UCSD (C4)<br />
 
Chemistry and Climate at SIO-UCSD (C4)<br />
Principal Investigator: Dr. V. Ramanathan
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Principal Investigator: Dr. V. Ramanathan
   
 
Tel: +1 (858)-534-8815
 
Tel: +1 (858)-534-8815
   
 
Email: [mailto:vram@ucsd.edu vram@ucsd.edu]
 
Email: [mailto:vram@ucsd.edu vram@ucsd.edu]
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Project Surya will deploy inexpensive solar and other energy-efficient cookers in rural India and document their role in reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and soot. Carbon dioxide and elemental carbon in soot, two by-products of fossil fuel combustion, biofuel cooking and biomass burning contribute as much as 70% to the global warming through a proccess call global dimming. In addition, soot has well-documented detrimental effects on human health, agricultural productivity, and water budgets at local, regional and global scales. Surya in Sanskrit stands for Sun or Solar.

On March 25, 2009, Project Surya was launched in northern India, in the village of Khairatpur

Articles in the mediaEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ContactEdit

Project Surya Office: Center for Clouds, Chemistry & Climate
Chemistry and Climate at SIO-UCSD (C4)
Principal Investigator: Dr. V. Ramanathan

Tel: +1 (858)-534-8815

Email: vram@ucsd.edu

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