Past Events and News
India-UK Joint Centre on Water Security officially launched
Prof. Dr. Thomas Peter, Institute of Atmosphere and Climate (IAC), Zürich, Switzerland is on visit to IITM. He will deliver a seminar on "Accuracy of Upper Tropospheric Humidity Measurements and the 2016 Balloon Campaign in Nainital, India" at IITM on 26th August 2016.
Dr. Nico, Deputy Executive Director, International CLIVAR Project Office is on visit to IITM. He delivered a talk on "An Overview of CLIVAR Activities - Role of India" on 17th August 2016 at IITM.
Celebration of ten-years of MoES
MoES Annual Awards 2016 to IITM employees
Advanced School on Earth System Modelling (ESM) & Workshop on Climate Change and Regional Impacts over South Asia:
The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy are jointly organizing an Advanced School on Earth System Modelling (ESM) during 18-27 July 2016, followed by a Workshop on Climate Change & Regional Impacts over South Asia during 28-29 July, at IITM, Pune, India. The summer school aims at training the participants on the different components of the Earth System i.e., atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, atmospheric chemistry and aerosols, ocean biogeochemistry etc. The newly developed IITM Earth System Model (IITM ESM) will be the focus of the School. Dr. M. Rajeevan, Honorable Secretary, MoES inaugurated the event on 18th July 2016.
More details about the ESM school and application form are available at http://indico.ictp.it/event/7619
Click here for ESM Training Lectures timetable
Visit of Dr. Harsh Vardhan,HMoES to FAAM Research Aircraft during the Monsoon Mission Observational Campaign
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), is the nodal agency for the National Monsoon Mission Program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India. As part of this program, three collaborative projects entitled SWAAMI, INCOMPASS & BOBBLE have been approved to be carried out by academic institutions from India and UK. This joint effort is part of the implementation agreement signed between MoES and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK on “Predicting the Variability of the South Asian Monsoon” under the existing MoU between MoES and UK on Collaboration in Earth System Science. These projects are jointly supported by MoES, Govt. of India and the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), UK. The observational campaigns being conducted under these projects will improve the understanding of the smaller scale physical processes which will help in improving the computer simulation of models, parameterization of physical process, which in turn will produce improved monsoon prediction.
The main field phase of the monsoon mission has been carried out during May-July 2016 wherein a research aircraft with sophisticated scientific instruments was deployed to carry out atmospheric measurements. This atmospheric research aircraft (ARA) is co-owned by NERC and FAAM (Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements, UK). ARA was operated in India during June-July 2016 from Lucknow and Bengaluru airbases. Airborne observations have been carried out over Indo-gangetic plains, Northwestern India, East coast, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and western ghats during this period and a wealth of data have been collected. The aircraft observations will be augmented by special observational programs over the land using boundary layer flux towers, radars, Microwave Radiometers etc.
Honourable Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan has visited the research aircraft on 11th July 2016 at Lucknow airport and flown in a research flight of duration 1.20 hrs.
MoU between IITM and Sagar Uni., M.P.
SAFAR Application to Rajasthan Govt. "RAJVAYU"-Mobile-App launched by Chief Minister, Rajasthan
System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR) achieved another feet by scientifically & technically assisting Rajasthan Government in developing Air Quality MobileApp "RajVayu". Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje dedicated it to nation for sharing information about current air quality index and weather information of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur on the eve of World Environmental Day, 4th June 2016. Details about the air quality, such as levels of pollutants likes Particulate Matter, SOx, NOx, CO, Ozone, temperature, humidity, wind speed, weather forecast and advisories will be shared with the city residents and tourists.
Ms. Kriti Bhargava, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic science, University of Maryland and Graduate Research Assistant of Prof. Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland is on visit to IITM. She delivered a talk on "Estimation and correction of systematic model errors in GFS"on 10th June 2016 at IITM.
Observance of Anti Terrorism Day at IITM
Anti Terrorism Day was observed on 20th May 2016 at IITM. A pledge was administered to the employees of the institute by the Director of the institute.Honor
Celebration of Earth Day & Swach Pakhawada at IITM
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Earth Sciences and its subordinates offices are observing Swachhta Pakhwada during 14-29 April 2016 as part of the Earth Day Celebrations. IITM is actively participating in the Swachhta Pakhwada and celebrated the Earth Day on 22 April 2016 at its premises.
As part of the Earth Day celebrations at IITM, various competitions under the theme ‘Caring Mother Earth’ for spreading awareness among school children about caring Mother Earth were organized. These competitions were: Drawing/Poster Competition, Quiz Competition, Essay Writing Competition and ‘Best Out of waste’ Competition. More than 100 students from different schools participated in various competitions.
Winners of the competitions were given 1st, 2nd and 3rd and consolation prizes. All the participants were given the participation certificates. Morning Snacks and Lunch were provided by the Institute for the participants.
On this occasion “Swach Documentary” was shown to all. Also there was a Street-play Show organized by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) employees. Swach employees and Street Play participants were felicitated on this occasion. An exhibition of the drawings and best out of waste model were arranged in IITM.
Prof. Phil Dickerson, Group Leader, US-EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, North Carolina State University, USA visited IITM. He delivered a talk on "US EPA AirNow System - History, Purpose, and Future" on 22nd April 2016. US-EPA-United States Environmental Protection Agency, has designed one of the first air quality forecasting systems called “AirNow” in the world.
Prof. Atul Jain, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois, USA, visited IITM. He talked on the topic entitled "Integrated Assessment Modeling of Biogeochemical Cycles, Climate Change and Impacts" on 22 March 2016 at the Institute.
Dr. Joy Merwin Monteiro, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore delivered a Colloquium Seminar on "Interpreting the upper level structure of the Madden-Julian Oscillation" on 21 March 2016 at IITM.
Prof. Jun Matsumoto and Dr. Tomoshige Inoue from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan are on visit to IITM. They delivered a seminar on "MAHASRI 10-year activity and beyond" and "Characteristics of summer monsoon rainfall associated with the 2011 Chao Phraya River flood in Thailand" on 16 March 2016 at IITM resepectively.
Mr. Aninda Bose, Senior Editor - Hard Sciences, Springer (India) Private Ltd. visited IITM. He delivered a talk on "The Elements of Scientific Publishing", on 9 March 2016 at IITM.
Project Scientists: shortlisted candidates for interview:
Recruitment of Project Scientists: Shortlisted candidates for interview
Institute had advertised recruitment of Project Scientists purely on temporary and short term contract basis (19 posts) vide advertisement number (PER/07/2015).
In response to the above advertisement 2340 applications were received. Screening Committee meetings were held during 18, 19, 22 February and 7 March 2016 has shortlisted candidates for interviews.
Prof. Jagadish Shukla, University Professor, George Mason University (GMU) & Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), USA visited IITM, during 11-13 February 2016.
Dr. Mitchell W. Moncrieff, Senior Scientist from National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA visited IITM as visiting Scientist from 22-26 February 2016. He delivered Pisharoty Lecture on 23 February and delivered lectures on topics "Organized Tropical Convection in a Near-Saturated Environment" and "Organized Convection, Tropical Wave, and MJO Interaction" on 25 and 26 February 2016 respectively at IITM.
Prof. Venugopal from Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) visited IITM and delivered lectures on Statistics and Probability during 22-26 February 2016 at IITM.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Union Minister for Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) on 01 Feb.2016. Dr. M. Rajeevan, Hon'able Secretary, MoES was also present on this occassion.
Dr. Harry Hendon, Senior Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre (BMRC), Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), Melbourne, Australia visited IITM. He delivered a talk on "Impact of QBO on the predictability of MJO" 11th January 2016 at IITM.
Prof. Mike Wallace, University of Washington, USA visited IITM. He delivered lectures entitled "The MJO, the MISO and the Pacific-Japan pattern" and "The MJO: Phase velocity, group velocity and teleconnections" at IITM on 21st and 22nd January 2016 respectively.
Prof. Wojciech W. Grabowski, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA visited IITM during 21-30 January 2016. He delivered talks on "Towards global large eddy simulation: super-parameterization revisited" and "Untangling microphysical impacts on deep convection applying piggybacking methodology" on 25th and 28th January 2016 respectively at the Institute. He had scientific discussions with IITM scientists.