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Major findings from the Pilot Phase of Project Surya

1) Black carbon emissions from biomass and fossil fuels in rural India

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7289-7299, 2011. Full .pdf

2) A Cellphone Based System for Large Scale Monitoring of Black Carbon

Atmos. Environ. vol 45, Issue 26, pp. 4481-4487, 2011 Full .pdf

3) Real-time assessment of Black Carbon pollution in Indian households due to traditional and improved biomass cookstoves

Environmental Science and Technology, Published Online 08 February 2012, 8 pp Full .pdf

4) Link between local scale BC emissions and large scale atmospheric solar absorption

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 1173-1187, 2012 Full .pdf.
Previously featured in Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss, 11, 21319-21361, 2011. Full .pdf

5) How do People in Rural India Perceive Improved Stoves and Clean Fuel? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 11, 1341-1358, 2014 Full .pdf

6) Mitigation of Global and Regional Climate Change: Buying the planet time by reducing black carbon, methane, and ozone

United Nations, Black Carbon e-Bulletin. 1:2 (Sept. 2009): 3

7) Reduction of Air Pollution and Global Warming by Cooking with Renewable Sources

White Paper, 2007 Full .pdf

8) Project Surya Prospectus

University of California, San Diego, 2010 Full .pdf




With funding from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA, Sweden), QUALCOMM Incorporated (USA), The G.
Unger Vetelsen Foundation (USA), and private donors (Dr. E. Freiman, Dr. D. Zaelke)