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June 2017



Swachhta Pakhawada Campaign at IITM: 16 - 30 June 2017

IITM is observed the Swachhta Pakhawada during 16-30 June 2017. The Swachhta campaign at IITM was inaugurated by Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM. As part of the campaign, all the officials including the Director took active part in the cleanliness drive and cleaned the premises outside the Office Main Gate and the area between the compound wall and the Main Pashan Road.


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International Yoga Day Celebration at IITM

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in association with IITM Recreation Club celebrated the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2017 at the basement of the Meghdoot Auditorium of IITM.  Mr. Subramanium, a volunteer from Isha Foundation conducted the Yoga Session at IITM. Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM inaugurated the session at 09:00 am in the morning. He briefly described the benefits of doing Ypga for our everyday life. Around 85 staffs of IITM were present in the Hall to attend the yoga session which lasted for 1 hour 30 minutes. At the end of the session, Dr. Kaustav Chakravarty, General Secretary, IITm Recreation Club thanked the staffs of IITM for coming and taking part in the Yoga Session.

भारतीय उष्णदेशीय मौसम विज्ञान संस्थान (आईआईटीएम) ने आईआईटीएम रिक्रिएशन क्लब के साथ मिलकर दिनांक 21 जून, 2017 को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस, आईआईटीएम के मेघदूत प्रेक्षागृह के बेसमण्ट में मनाया । श्री सुब्रमणियम, इशा फाउन्डेशन के स्वयंसेवक द्वारा आईआईटीएम पर योग सत्र का आयोजन किया गया था । प्रोफेसर रवि एस. नन्जुनडैया, निदेशक, आईआईटीएम ने प्रात: 0900 बजे सत्र का उद्घाटन किया । हमारे प्रतिदिन के जीवन में योग के लाभों का वर्णन उन्होंने सारांश में किया। लगभग 85 के करीब आईआईटीएम कर्मचारी सदस्य हॉल में उपस्थित थे, योगा सत्र 1 घंटे 30 मिनिट तक चला । सत्र के अंत में, डॉ. कौस्तुव चक्रवर्ती, महासचिव, रिक्रिएशन क्लब ने सभी आईआईटीएम कर्मचारी सदस्यों का योग सत्र में भाग लेने के लिए धन्यवाद प्रकट किया ।


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Swachhta Pakhawada Campaign at IITM: 16 - 30 June 2017

IITM is observing the Swachhta Pakhawada during 16-30 June 2017. The Swachhta campaign at IITM was inaugurated by Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM. As part of the campaign, all the officials including the Director took active part in the cleanliness drive and cleaned the premises outside the Office Main Gate and the area between the compound wall and the Main Pashan Road. Weeds and waste scattered around were thoroughly cleaned.
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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 19 जून, 2017
इस कार्यालय में स्वच्छता पखवाडा के अवसर पर आज दिनांक 19.06.2017 को कार्यलय के कर्मचारियों द्वारा रंगसाजी (पेंटिंग) का कार्य किया गया । इस कार्यक्रम के दौरान कर्मचारियों ने बडी उत्सफूर्तता से कार्यालय परिसर की कम्पाउंड की दीवार को बाहर से स्वच्छ करके उस पर रंगसाजी का काम किया । इससे संबंधित झलकियां फोटोग्राफ के रुप में साथ प्रस्तुत है ।


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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 20 जून, 2017

अभियान के एक भाग के रुप में, सभी अनुभागों
/प्रभागों से उनके अनुभाग/प्रभाग से अनावश्यक कागजों/फाईलों को एकत्रित करने और उसे श्रेडिंग मशिन में श्रेड (टूकडे या चिथडे) करने के लिए कहा गया। इससे अनुभाग/प्रभाग की अनावश्यक कागजों/फाइलों को निपटाने में सहायता हुई।
अनावश्यक कागजों को श्रेड किये जाने संबंधी फोटोग्राफस नीचे हैं:

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान  - 21 जून, 2017

इस कार्यालय में स्वच्छता पखवाडा के अवसर पर आज दिनांक 21.06.2017 को अभिलेख कक्ष (रिकॉर्ड रुम) की सफाई की गई और सभी फाइलों को व्यवस्थित रुप से क्रम में रखा गया । अभिलेख कक्ष की स्वच्छता करने से पहले और बाद के फोटोग्राफ तथा अनुभागों/प्रभागों से फर्निचर हटाने के बाद के फोटोग्राफ लिए  इससे संबंधित झलकियां फोटोग्राफ के रुप में साथ प्रस्तुत है ।

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान  - 22 जून, 2017

स्वच्छता अभियान के एक भाग के रुप में, आज संस्थान के सभी पी.एचडी. छात्रों, वरिष्ठ एवं कनिष्ठ अध्येताओं ने कार्यालय के कम्पाउन्ड के बाहर की म्युनसिपालटी रोड़ की सफाई की । सभी छात्र इस सफाई अभियान में अत्यंत उत्साह से सहभागी हुए । निदेशक महोदय और कार्यालय के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी गण ने भी इस सफाई अभियान में सहभागी होकर छात्रों को प्रोत्साहित किया ।

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 23 जून, 2017

आज इस कार्यालय के कर्मचारी गण कार्यालय से बाहर निकले और कार्यालय के नज़दीक में स्थित म्युनसिपल अस्पताल कै. सहदेव एकनाथ निम्हण दवाखाना, पाषाण, पुणे के परिसर में सफाई का कार्य किया । इस सफाई के दौरान निदेशक महोदय द्वारा अस्पताल को पच्चीस डस्ट-बिन दान किए गए । कार्यालय के एक कर्मचारी द्वारा अस्पताल के कर्मचारियों के साथ-साथ मरिजों को स्वच्छता के विषय में एक लघु व्याख्यान दिया गया । इस कार्यक्रम से संबंधित फोटोग्राफ्स संलग्न है :

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 27 जून, 2017

स्वच्छता पखवाड़ा अभियान के अंतर्गत आज संस्थान में वृक्षारोपण किया गया। इस वर्ष में सेवानिवृत्त हो रहे कर्मचारियों से वृक्षारोपण करने के लिए निवेदन किया गया था । इसमें सभी कर्मचारियों ने सक्रियतासे भाग लिया। उसके फोटोग्राफ संलग्न किया है ।  


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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान -  28 जून, 2017

पर्यावरण के महत्व से जनसामान्य को अवगत कराने के लिए पर्यावरण पर कैप्शन्स (शीर्षकों/स्लोगनों) के साथ
कार्यालय के आस-पास के क्षेत्र में विज्ञापन-पत्र (प्लाकार्डस) प्रदर्शित किए गए । इसके लिए कैप्शन्स कर्मचारियों
द्वारा दिए गए ।
पर्यावरण पर स्लोगण प्रतियोगिता का भी आयोजन किया गया, इसमें काफी संख्या में प्रतिभागी थे 

फोटोग्राफ्स नीचे प्रदर्शित किए गए हैं :


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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 29 जून, 2017

 

नई दिल्ली और महाबलेश्वर में हमारी शाखा कार्यालय ने अपने कार्यालयों को स्वच्छता पखवाडा के लिए साफ किया। कार्यालय के सभी कमरों और परिसर की सफाई करने के लिए सभी अधिकारियों ने भाग लिया

इस सफाई अभियान कार्यक्रम के कुछ यादगार पल फोटोग्राफ्स के रुप में सलग्न हैं l

 

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आईआईटीएम पर स्वच्छता पखवाडा अभियान – 30 जून, 2017

आज
संस्थान के सभी पृथ्वी छात्रावास के परिसर की सफाई में, छात्रावास में रहने वाले छात्रों ने सक्रिय रूप से भाग लिया । छात्रावास के अधिकारियों ने भी सफाई अभियान में भाग लिया।

इस सफाई अभियान कार्यक्रम के कुछ यादगार पल फोटोग्राफ्स के रुप में नीचे दर्शाए गए हैं
:

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Visitor

Dr. Manik Bali, NOAA, College Park, MD is on visit to Institute. He delivered a talk on “Global Space Based Inter-Calibration System“ on 21st June 2017 at IITM.


May 2017


SAFAR-Ahmedabad & Ahmedabad-AIR plan dedicated to the Nation by Hon. Minister, MoES


SAFAR-Ahmedabad an integrated early warning System of Air Quality,Weather and Health has been dedicated to the Nation by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister Science and Technology and Earth Sciences (Govt. of India) along with several State Ministers and dignitaries on 12th May 2017 in the  Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium,  Ahmedabad, in a glittering ceremony, attended by more than 1400 people.

With the advent of SAFAR, a new health action plan "Ahmedabad- AIR (Air Information and Response)",  has been launched with a lead from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and other research organizations which will connect SAFAR products with health related mitigation options. 

This will fuel in building public awareness and strengthen inter-agency coordination which will lay down the foundation for decision support system leading to effective early warning system for the society This is what has been committed by our Government.

SAFAR-Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad- AIR Plan launch: a snapshot


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- Hon’ble Minister addressing the gathering ( audio )

- SAFAR Display launch video

- Facebook post by Hon’ble Minister on SAFAR-Ahmedabad

- Press Release

- Media clippings on SAFAR Ahmedabad launch

International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing 23-26 May 2017

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune organized International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing of Air Quality: Data, Tools and Applications during 23-26 May 2017. The workshop was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Suresh Naik (Director, Popular Space Science, Chairman, International Space Society, President, Vijnan Bharati, Pune, & Ex-Group Director, ISRO) and Dr. Pawan Gupta (Scientist, NASA-ARSET and Co-ordinator to the Training from NASA). This training covered the access and use of NASA resources for decision-making activities related to air quality. NASA satellite data can be used for a variety of applications, including air quality forecasting, smoke and fire detection, and PM2.5 monitoring. Resource persons were invited from SAC Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) and IMD along with the team from IITM and NASA-ARSET. About 45 participants including Air quality professionals and decision makers from local, state, and federal agencies, NGOs and the private sector, various scholars from research institutes across the country and engineers from Pollution Control board participated in the Training Workshop. Participants were made familiar to use available data portals and visualization tools to identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing.


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Inaugural Program

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April 2017

Earth Day celebration at IITM

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22 by all the Institutes and offices under Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India. The Theme of this years’ Earth Day is “Sustainable Earth”.   Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune celebrated Earth Day on 22 April 2017. As a part of the celebrations, Climate Quiz, Drawing, Elocution, Skit / Mono-act play  competitions were held for the school children of various age groups. Around 200 students from different schools participated in various competitions. Scientific posters in regional languages were displayed by IITM scientists.


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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



March 2017


Ninth Southern Ocean Expedition

As a part of the 9th Southern Ocean Expedition, the team from India was invited to meet the President of Mauritius, her excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. The team led by the Chief Scientist Dr. Sarat Tripathy (NCAOR) and Deputy Chief Scientist Dr. Anoop Mahajan (IITM)  discussed about the expedition and  its major scientific objectives. The High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Mr. Abhay Thakur was also present during the meeting.



INDO-US Workshop on Downscaling at IITM

As part of the INDO-US Partnership for Climate Resilience, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) , Pune , U.S. Department of State, and others from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information are working in a series of workshops and collaborations to advance capacity for climate adaptation planning in India.  The first in a series of workshops is focused on techniques for downscaling climate information and opportunities for sharing available downscaled information to local planners in India. This “Workshop on Development and Applications of Downscaling Climate Projections”  scheduled on March 7-9, 2017 was organized by Center for Climate Change Research,  at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India.

The workshop focused on sharing expertise in climate modeling and downscaling between Indian and US experts; present downscaled international climate model data for the Indian sub-continent, including NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP) and IITM Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) program for South Asia ; engage and share experience in the applications of downscaled climate information to inform decision making, including discussions on the State Action Plan Development and identify collaborative research opportunities for developing additional high-resolution climate datasets for the Indian Sub-continent and approaches for their use in climate adaptation planning.

The participation in the workshop was by invitation. For details contact Dr Ashwini Kulkarni  at the address ashwini@tropmet.res.in / indous-workshop@tropmet.res.in


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Visitors

Prof. Marianne T. Lund and Dr. Bjørn H. SamsetResearch Directors, CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo, NORWAY, are on visit to IITM. They will deliver a seminar on “Precipitation and response model inter-comparision Project (PDRMIR)-Climate Research at CICERO on 7th March 2017 at IITM.


Dr. Alexandru Rap, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK  is on visit to IITM. He delivered a talk on  “Aerosol and ozone radiative effects"on 24th March 2017 at IITM.



February 2017

Visitors

Dr. Ibrahim Hoteit, Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia visited IITM. He delivered 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.

National Science Day 2017 celebrations

IITM celebrated National Science day 2017 as an open day on 28th February at its premises. Students from various schools and colleges, and public in general visited the institute on this occasion. Visitors were taken on guided tour to different laboratories and facilities at the institute. IITM scientists and researchers demonstrated and explained different aspects of weather and climate sciences to these visitors.

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January 2017

COSMOS soil moisture sensor launched at IITM
 
A new cutting-edge Cosmic-ray Soil Moisture Observation System (COSMOS) has been launched by Prof. V.K. Gaur, Distinguished Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bangalore & Chairman, Governing Council, IITM on 31 January 2017.  A network of field-scale soil moisture monitoring stations is being developed across India (COSMOS-India) under the NERC-MoES program using cosmic-ray soil moisture sensors (CRS). The IITM CRS is the latest addition to the COSMOS-India network. Other COSMOS-India network sites are located in southern Karnataka (3 sites), Dharwad (1 site) and Kanpur (1 site). Additional sites will be added to the network over the coming months. 

A dedicated Hydrometeorology Research Unit (HMRU) has been set up at the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), IITM. The HMRU will coordinate the development and implementation of observational and modeling activities in parternership with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) UK, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad. The COSMOS-India project will engage climate scientists and hydrologists to enhance the knowledge base on water balance components (e.g., precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture and runoff etc.), and to develop a national Hydrological Outlook for India.

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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.


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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INTROSPECT 2017

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

Introspect 2017 Flyer

Introspect 2017 Press Release

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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.

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