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MoES Press Release regarding the commissioning of the high resolution Weather Prediction Model

A press release has been issued in regard of very high resolution GFS T1534 (12.5km) model forecast operationalization on the Press Information Bureau site of Govt. of India. Also it shows the integration of scientific research work and services across the MoES Institutions.

The press release is available at following link
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=157373

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. Gufran Beig, Project Director, SAFAR, has been awarded as Honorary Professorship at the Amity University

Dr. Gufran Beig, Scientist "G" & Project Director, SAFAR, has been honoured with title “Honorary Professorship”  at the Amity University by the Academic Council and the Board of Management of the Amity University  during the 8th Convocation of the university held on 21 January 2017




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


Environmental Awareness Event by ENVIS-IITM  on 16-Jan-2017 to mark 'National Forest Conservation Day'


ENVIS-IITM organized Environmental Awareness Event on the occasion of "National Forest Conservation Day" on 16th January 2017 (Monday) at IITM, Pune. On this occasion Public Lecture on “Forest Conservation and Sustainable Development” by eminent scientist Dr. Rahul Mungikar, Senior Research Consultant, Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Pune, is arranged. Various competitions such as Drawing, Best out of waste, Essay writing and Elocution competitions for the school students for standard 5th to 11th are arranged.
For complete details please check out the brochure and agenda of the event.

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View the complete schedule of the day


INTROSPECT 2017

International Workshop on Representation of Physical Processes in Weather and Climate Model www.tropmet.res.in/introspect

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 (seelan@tropmet.res.in), Scientist-F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008 by 15 April 2017.

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Visitors

Dr. Ibrahim Hoteit, Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a lecture on “A Data-Driven Modelling System for Studying and Forecasting the Circulation and Climate of the Red Sea”  on 1st February 2017 at IITM.



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.