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A Training Workshop on Lightning and Extreme Weather Events during 4-7 April 2017 at IITM

The main aim of the workshop is to create awareness about the above natural hazards among the officials involved in disaster managements and to educate about the precautions that may to be taken to decrease the losses. The intended participants of this workshop are officials in disaster management of various state Governments.

Scientists from IITM and IMD would impart training to these participants. The scopes of the workshop include lectures, visit to laboratories and online training on use of available software to visualize lightning.

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US Embassy appreciated IITM for conducting Workshop

US Embassy  appreciated  IITM for successfully conducting the Workshop on Development and Applications of Downscaling Climate Projections during 7-9 March 2017 under the U.S. – India partnership for climate resilience.

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See the letter from Dr. Vajda, Consulate General of the US



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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