EGU General Assembly 2023
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Sharing Air Quality Monitoring Activities at a University in Nigeria

Rabia Salihu Sa'id1, Najib Yusuf Galadanci2, Murtala Muhammad Badamasi3, A. Babatunde Rabiu4, and Gregory S. Jenkins5
Rabia Salihu Sa'id et al.
  • 1Bayero University , Physical Sciences , Physics , Kano, Nigeria (
  • 2Center for Atmospheric Research/National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 3Bayero University, Centre for Dryland Agriculture and Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Kano, Nigeria
  • 4Director/CEO, United Nations African Regional Center for Space Science and Technology-English (UN-ARCSSTE-E) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
  • 5Director, AESEDA, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802

Breathing is life and the quality of air we breathe is important for good quality of living. At the Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, the Space Weather and Atmospheric Physics Laboratory has collaborated with the Center for Atmospheric Research to establish a network of air quality monitoring and data gathering techniques through setthing up monitoring stations and recently collaborating with the Alliance for education, Science, Engineering and Design in Africa (AESEDA), using low cost air quality monitoring devices and combining the ground-based data with sattelite data to give meaningful and useful data for safety. Data of air pollutants measured and how they correlate with increasein respiratory tract infections during the pandemic were studied. We present the activities of air quality monitoring during the period of 2020; the hieght of the pandemic and the period thereafter. Findings show that there is a need to be concerned as readings of impact of air pollutants are high and most times hiher than the minimum EPA standards.

How to cite: Sa'id, R. S., Galadanci, N. Y., Badamasi, M. M., Rabiu, A. B., and Jenkins, G. S.: Sharing Air Quality Monitoring Activities at a University in Nigeria, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-3307,, 2023.