Atmospheric, Climate Science and Services

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The meteorological services have significant impact on society in general and agricultural community in particular. Public/private/government demand for accurate prediction of weather and climate at various temporal and spatial scales is increasing due to possible impacts of global climate change. Improved and reliable forecast of weather and climate requires high-resolution dynamical models (e.g. coupled ocean-atmosphere-biosphere-cryosphere models). Thus, a combined approach involving land, ocean and atmospheric processes hold the key to improve the forecasts of various temporal and spatial ranges. On the other hand, intensive monitoring of various weather systems through different platform based observing systems including satellites provide not only the necessary information about current weather systems, their effective assimilation in numerical models provide important guidance for accurate forecasts. ESSO has taken positive steps to implement comprehensive developmental programs in these lines involving all its related units.

Climatic information in form of seasonal prediction of summer monsoon rainfall is available over India since 1886. India specific climate related activities like Climate Monitoring and Analysis, Climate Data Management, Climate Research and Climate Prediction (Seasonal Forecasts) are important aspects for the Climate services. It forms a strong basis to understand the natural climate variability and is an important tool for assessment of the magnitude of perturbations that arise due to climate change.

India is committed to establish its role as a partner for the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) through optimizing its resources to support key priorities for the safety and well being of people throughout the world. This will be achieved through capacity building along with Integrated global observing system , disaster risk reduction and strengthening and development of new services.

Last Updated On 06/13/2014 - 16:57
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