Elected Fellow IASc: 2012 (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Recent Advances in Weather and Climate Prediction in India
Session 2A Special Lecture
Recent Advances in Weather and Climate Prediction in India
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has the mandate of providing weather and climate services for the country, which include weather forecasts, warnings, alerts and advisories. Over the past 8-10 years, Ministry has invested in development of suitable forecasting systems based on dynamical models, improvement in observational network, capacity building and also in developing suitable applications. All these efforts have resulted in substantial improvement in forecast skill over the recent years. In this presentation, I will be discussing on all these efforts, especially on research and developmental efforts. I shall illustrate the improvement of forecast skill for some specific cases like tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall spells, active and break spells etc. In the end, I shall also discuss what we are planning for next few years in further improving the skill of weather and climate forecasts and warnings in the country. We plan to develop our Nation into a Weather Ready and Climate Resilient Nation.