CMMACS signs MoU with Indian Air Force (IAF)
CMMACS, Bangalore, signed an MoU with the Indian Air Force (IAF), for setting up meteorological observ ational towers at IAF sites, at present in and around Delhi
The MoU was signed by Dr. Gangan Prathap, Scientist- in-Charge, CMMACS and Air Vice Marshall Dr. Ajit Tyagi, VSM, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Meteorology) in the presence of Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR.
CSIR has initiated a comprehensive programme to develop a multi-scale environmental modelling and forecast platform specially calibrated for India with special concern towards high-impact weather events like episodes of extreme rainfall and fog. CSIR had christened the forecast platform 'Drishti-Kuha', to emphasize forecast based vision to manage fog. The fog forecast platform developed and calibrated at CMMACS has a built-in Flight Schedule Decision Support System that allows flight rescheduling based on fog forecast and management parameters. This is India's first and only Flight Schedule Decision Support System with high-resolution, long-range dynamical forecasts, developed completely in-house.
CMMACS is currently involved in implementation of 'High-Resolution Regional Atmospheric Analysis (HiRRAA) through Meso-scale Observation Network for Urban System (MONUS)'. The purpose of HiRRAA-MONUS is to develop a high-resolution data set over select vulnerable locations for model calibration and model validation. MONUS will be initially a pentad of observation stations with meteorological towers over Delhi, with subsequent expansion to other cities.