Implementation of eOffice in IMD

India Meteorological Department(IMD) is nodal agency to provide weather and climate services to the country. IMD shifted from physical mode of its office administration and technology management to automated online electronic mode since January 2021. With country wide spread of about 400 organization units, IMD has completely transformed administration with replacement of 14400 physical files... Continue Reading →

A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Satellite Meteorology Division of India Meteorological Department

A. K. Mitra and S. C. Bhan Satellite Meteorology Division started functioning in India Meteorological Department since early 70’s. From 1972 to 1982, IMD used to receive the Satellite imageries of NOAA and NASA meteorological satellites through Secondary Data Utilization Centre (SDUC) and images were printed on photographic paper for using in weather forecasting.Advances in... Continue Reading →

Positional Astronomical Services of IMD

Background: At the time of Independence, India had a large number of different calendars with divergent methods of reckoning the time. These calendars reflected the rich and varied political, cultural and historical traditions of India. Each calendar system had its advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, there was a need to adopt a scientific approach and evolve... Continue Reading →

Aviation Meteorological Services provided by the India Meteorological Department(IMD) :Pre and Post Independence

[This blog is authored by Dr. R. Suresh, Ex-Head (Central Aviation Meteorology Division), IMD, New Delhi] Early air navigation in India(Pre-Independence) : The earliest aircraft operation over Indian air space dates back to the year 1911 whence Mr. Henry Piquet, a French pilot, flew the first commercial flight, which was adjudged as the world’s first... Continue Reading →

Blog on IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR 6)

Dr S D ATTRI, IMD New Delhi Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by United Nations Environment Programme and World Meteorological Organization in 1988 to collate the world’s scientific knowledge on climate change. It has gathered hundreds of scientists who have analyzed more than 14,000 publications on climate change. Its reports   having more... Continue Reading →

Recent Advances in Early Warning Services of India Meteorological Department

Dr M Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department Dr M Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department India experiences various types of natural hazards including cyclones, depressions, heavy rainfall, thunderstorm/Squall/Hailstorm, floods, droughts, earthquake, landslides, heat wave, cold wave and tornadoes etc.  Most of these hazards (about 80%) are hydro-meteorological in nature. The... Continue Reading →

History of Satellite Meteorology in India

Beginnings On 1 April 1960, the world’s first weather satellite, named TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) was launched by the U. S. and with that was born a new branch of meteorology that came to be known as satellite meteorology. In 1964, a new capability called APT (Automatic Picture Transmission) was introduced on the TIROS-8... Continue Reading →

Pest weather calendar & pest forewarning model under Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) scheme

Crop growth, development and ultimately yield are dependent on resources and their proper management. While all other resources – mostly the physical factors and inputs and agronomic practices can be manipulated, vagaries of weather cannot be controlled. However, adverse effects of weather, either directly or indirectly, on crops can often be mitigated. Thus risk in... Continue Reading →

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