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What is the News?
Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences has said that India has taken a lead in Asian Continent to provide Weather and Climate services to South Asian, South-East Asian and Middle East countries.
What were the initiatives launched by the Minister?
Four Doppler Weather Radars launched
Four Doppler Weather Radars have been launched at Leh, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai for better research and operational analysis. With this, the number of radars in the IMD network has reached up to 33.
Doppler Weather Radar
Doppler weather radar is an instrument that sends pulses of electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere to find precipitation, determine its motion and intensity, and identify the precipitation type such as rain, snow or hail.
When the electromagnetic pulse strikes an object such as a raindrop or a snowflake, the wave reflects back to the radar with data that can be analysed by meteorologists. Meteorologists can use this information to determine specific areas where dangerous weather conditions exist.
Other informations mentioned in the Article
The government has approved the continuation of Atmospheric and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services (ACROSS) Scheme.
India is providing weather forecasting services to countries like Nepal and Bangladesh in fighting severe climatic disasters.
Ministry of Earth Sciences is planning to deploy and use Drone-based Observation Technology in a big way for strengthening the localised forecasting, besides adopting the High-Resolution Models.
Source: This post is based on the article “Union Minister says India has taken a lead in Asian Continent to provide Weather and Climate services to South Asian, South-East Asian and Middle East countries” published in PIB on 13th January 2022.