IMD Climate Hazards E-Book and Vulnerability e-Atlas
An e-book titled “Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India- State: Tamil Nadu” has been launched by the India Meteorological Department on 23rd March as part of World Meteorological Day celebrations
- This newly launched atlas can be accessed by the public from the website mausam.imd.gov.in.
- This e-atlas will help the disaster management agencies to take preventive steps against any disaster that they might face.
- A topic of discussion during the launch event of this e-atlas was about the challenges faced in the hydrological modelling in urbanised river basins for the forecasting of floods.
- An exhibition was hosted by the IMD and its facilities were opened to the members of the public.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) falls under the ambit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It is the country’s principal agency that is responsible for forecasting weather, meteorological observations, and seismology. This organization is headquartered in Delhi and has hundreds of other observation stations stationed across India and Antarctica. The regional offices of the IMD are Mumbai, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Guwahati. Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra is the current Director-General of this organization.
The IMD is also one among the World Meteorological Organisation’s six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres. IMD is responsible for naming, forecasting, and warnings distribution for tropical cyclones in the region of the Northern Indian Ocean that includes the Bay of Bengal, the Malacca Straits, the Persian Gulf, and the Arabian Sea.
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