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Observatory set up in Tehri to monitor cloud activities

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A Cloud Observatory has been set up in district here on Friday to receive forecast and monitor cloud burst incidents in the region and help minimise the damage.

The Observatory has been established in the Badshahithaul and is currently in the testing period.

Cloudburst incidents are very frequent in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, resulting in a huge loss of life.

"Cloud activities in higher regions of the are monitored by the Cloud Observatory in Chamba, which has different types of parameters for rainfall, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and data is being prepared," said Ramola,

"We collect cloud particles and from that mix, we identify whether clouds will form or not, and if clouds will form, how much time will they take. This is second such observatory in that can function in high-altitudes," added.

This is the second observatory in the country to monitor cloud activities by the and (IIT) that can function in high-altitudes.

"The has recently prepared a six-month data while being in the testing period, so that after the completion of the testing period, cloud bursting incidents in future could be easily predicted and the severe loss of lives and property caused to the localities due to this could be stopped," said Sanjeev Kumar, at SRT Campus.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 07:02 IST