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How new technology is helping the Met department to make accurate forecasts

The real time weather data acquisition from INSAT 3D and 3DR satellites with 15-minute update cycles has been a huge advantage as well

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Sanjeeb Mukherjee
Back in 2006, when a weather station under the centuries-old India Meteorological Department (IMD) collected any information on weather, it had to manually analyse the datasets and share it with its national bureau for dissemination.

It was a painfully slow task and needed a huge number of people to perform it. So much so that at many observatories scientists worked in three shifts to collect and analyse weather data.

That was then. Today, almost all of the IMD’s operations are automated using its own dedicated virtual private network (VPN). The data is collected and shared automatically, freeing up staff and

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 6:54 AM IST

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