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Dr. R. Krishnan, Acting Director, IITM has been elected as a prestigious Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences 2017.

Since the inception of  Indian Academy of Sciences  in the year 1934, nearly 2000 of the leading  scientists of India (as well as some from outside India) have been elected Fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Along with the other academies of the country,  Indian Academy of Sciences  plays a major role in furthering the cause of science in the country.  Accordingly, Fellows of the Academy not only act as  spokespersons for their disciplines, but also for science.

The Academy publishes 10 scientific journals on different  subjects. Every year two meetings are held; the mid-year  meeting in July, usually held in Bengaluru, and an annual meeting held around November in different parts of the country.   Apart from this, the Academy also organizes several discussion meetings on important topics of scientific interest. Detailed information of these activities is available on official website of the Academy.

In order to encourage talented young scientists, the Academy  has a programme of selecting a few outstanding among them as Associates each year. The Academy also has an extensive and active science education programme in which the Fellowship and  the scientific community of the country play an important role.

Dr A. K. Sahai assumed additional charge of Head, Office of Climate Research and Services, IMD Pune

Dr A. K. Sahai (Scientist G & Project Director, Monsoon Mission at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune) assumed an additional charge of full functional Head of the Office of Climate Research and Services, India Meteorological Department, Pune on 1st January 2017. The Office of Climate Research and Services, IMD has been created by merging Additional Director General of Meteorology (Research) office, Dy Director General of Meteorology (Weather Forecasting) including training division, Dy Director General of Meteorology (Agriculture meteorology), Dy Director General of Meteorology (Climatology) and Dy Director General of Meteorology (Surface Instrumentation). The office of Climate Research and Services, IMD will function to roll out Climate Services for the country under the aegis of the Global Framework for Climate Services framework of the World Meteorological Organisation.

Guest Editorial in Current Science on Vision of MOES

Guest Editorial entitled "Earth Sciences for societal and economic benefits"  on Vision of MoES by Dr. M. Rajeevan, Hon. Secretary, MoES  has been published in 111st volume of Current Science on 25 December 2016.

Link to the pdf of Editorial


International Workshop on Representation of Physical Processes in Weather and Climate Model

Introspect 2017 Flyer

Announcement of a Short Course on Dynamic Data Assimilation at IITM

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology will be conducting "A Short Course on Dynamic Data Assimilation: Theory and Applications" during 26 June - 7 July 2017.

This course will provide  a classification of forecast errors and develop methods for correcting forecast errors using Dynamic Data Assimilation - which is a process for systematic fusion/merging of data into the models. The aim of this course is to provide a broad background on the basic principles and mathematical tools needed to assimilate data into models of various kinds and analyze the forecast generated from the assimilated models. Interested participants may send their resumes along with recommendation letter from their HOD or head of the institute to Dr. C. Gnanaseelan (, Scientist-F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008 by 15 April 2017.

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Prof. Atul Jain, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, USA is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar on “The Implications of Growing Bioenergy Crops on Water Resources, Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in the United States”  on 12th January 2017 at IITM.

Prof. Wojciech W. Grabowski, Senior Scientist from NCAR is on visit to IITM. He will be in the Institute until 10th January 2017. He delivered a talk on  “Modeling condensation in cloud-scale models”  on 9th January 2017 at IITM. He had discussions with IITM scientists.