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Old 1st November 2015, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: Government Of India Meteorological Department

India Meteorological Department (IMD) was established in the year 1875 by the Government of India.

This is a central authority for taking care of all the meteorological work in the country.

At present IMD is under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).

There are separate Divisions to deal with specialized subjects. They are: -

Agricultural Meteorology
Civil Aviation
Climatology
Hydrometeorology
Instrumentation
Meteorological Telecommunication
Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre
Positional Astronomy
Satellite Meteorology
Seismology
Training

Some of the main research and development activities currently in progress are given below :

All aspects of thunderstorms, local severe storms, tropical cyclones and monsoons.
Rainfall data analysis and quantitative precipitation forecast.
NWP and Data Processing
Satellite and Radar Meteorology.
Synoptic Climatology.
Long Range Forecasting.
Synoptic study of droughts, dry land farming and crop-weather relationships.
Air Pollution Studies and Urban Climatology.
Design and development of Meteorological Instruments.
Climatology of India and neighbourhood.
Air-Sea Interaction over north Indian Ocean..
Seismology
Applications of chaos and neural network theories in meteorological problems..
Observations over Antarctica
Ozone studies

Contact Details:

India Meteorological Department (IMD),
O/o Director General of Meteorology,
Mausam Bhawan,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110003.
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