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March 2018

IITM Celebrating the World Meteorological Day

IITM celebrated World Meteorological Day on 23rd March 2018. On this occasion a  Special Lecture by Dr. Manoj K. Patairiya, Director, CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi was arranged at IITM on 23 March 2018 at 11 am.

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Hindi Workshop

A Hindi workshop was conducted on "Official Language Policy" at IITM on 16 March 2018. Dr. Rajbahadur, Varishtha Rajabhasha Adhikari, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune was the faculty member for this workshop. Employees nominated by division/section attended the workshop.

International Women's Day 2018 at IITM

IITM celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018. To mark this occasion and as a social gesture, the Institute collected old usable clothes of Gents, Ladies, Kids and donated them to “Shantiwan” a social trust based in Arvi, Beed District of Maharashtra. Various games were arranged for female employees of the Institute.

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Prof. S. Ghosh, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, U.K. and School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT, Vellore, India is on visit to IITM. He delivered a seminar on "Turbulent transport of oceanic sea salt aerosol over the Indian sub-continent: Mass accommodation effects and associated cloud microphysical implications" on 26 March 2018 at IITM.

February 2018

IITM Film on SAFAR received “Certificate of Merit”

A short film on SAFAR-Ahmedabad entitled, “SAFAR - An Environmental Warrior” received the “Certificate of Merit” by Vigyan Prasar, DST, Govt. of India, awarded during 8th National Science Film Festival -2018, held at University of Gauhati, Guwahati  (Assam) during February 20-24, 2018.

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National Science Day 2018 celebrations

IITM celebrated National Science day 2018 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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Lecture series on 'Cloud Microphysics and Dynamics: Observations and Models'

Lecture series on Cloud Microphysics and Dynamics was organized at IITM during 29 January to 1 February 2018. Prof. Wojciech W. Grabowski, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA and Dr. Duncan Axisa, Senior Scientist and Director, Droplet Measurement Technologies (DMT), USA delivered lectures on Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction, Modeling, Observations etc. IITM scientists delivered special lectures on CAIPEEX and HACPL efforts.

About 45 participants from various Indian Universities and IITM scientists participated in this event. The lectures are made available in a Current Research Highlights of 6 February 2018 on IITM website.

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Dr. Svante Hendrksson, Finnish Meteorological Institute, is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar on the topic entitled "Oscillations of the Indian Monsoon - looking for explanations" on 22 February 2018 at IITM.

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Dr. Mrinal Biswas, Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, USA is on visit to IITM. She is giving a seminar on the topic "Hurricane activities at Developmental Testbed Center" at IITM on 19 February 2018.

Dr Harald Czekala and Dr Andreas Larsen, remote sensing experts from RPG-Radiometer Physics GmbH, Germany visited IITM and gave presentation on "Microwave Radiometers and W+V Band Cloud Radars for atmospheric observations" on 7 February 2018 at IITM.

Dr. Pinaki Chakraborty, Associate Professor of fluid mechanics, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan visited IITM. He delivered a seminar on the topic "Effect of rainpower on hurricane intensity“ at the Institute on 2nd February 2018.

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January 2018

MoU Between IITM Pune & MPCOST, Bhopal for establishment of Atmospheric Research Testbed facility

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on 11 January 2018 between IITM, Pune and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology in the presence of Secretary, MoES at Prithvi Bhawan for the establishment of Atmospheric Research Testbed facility in central India. This will have state-of-the art experimental facilities such as, multi frequency radars, wind profilers and other land atmosphere measurements. Data sets from this facility will help in better understanding physical processes relating to convection, clouds and other atmospheric phenomenon and parameterize them which will lead to improvements in weather and climate predictions.

Inauguration of first Multi Petaflop Supercomputer of India / 8Jan2018 / IITM

India’s first Multi Petaflop Supercomputer : “PRATYUSH”  HPC System will be dedicated to Nation by  Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GoI on 8th Jan 2018 at IITM Pune.

Venue:  Meghdoot Hall, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pashan, Pune
Date:  8th January 2018 (MONDAY)
Time: 0230pm onwards

Highlights of the event:

  • Dedication of “PRATYUSH”  HPC to the nation
  • Inauguration of Pratyush Support Portal

Press meet was addressed by:

  • Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, GOI
  •  Dr Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI
  • Prof. Ravi S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM
  • Dr Suryachandra Rao, Project Director-HPC, IITM

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 Prof. Sivakumar Venkataraman, Univerdity of KwaZulu-Nata visited IITM. He delivered a seminar on the topic "Lower Atmospheric Research Activities at UKZN, Durban" on 9th January 2018 at IITM.

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