On the eve of 139th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Union Minister Jaipal Reddy dedicated Insat 3D Meteorological Data Processing System to the Nation on Wednesday 15th January 2014. A website INDIA WEATHER was also launched on the occasion.
INSAT-3D will provide information on various parameters which will lead to significant improvement in weather forecasting in the following areas:
-> Onset of Monsoon over Kerala
-> Tracking and prediction of Tropical Cyclones
-> Western Disturbances, Night time FOG, Snow Cover Mapping
-> Detection of High impact weather events such as Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, duststorms etc.
He said INSAT 3D Meteorological Data Processing System (IMDPS) has been set up at National Satellite Meteorological Centre (NSMC), IMD, New Delhi to receive and process the satellite data on a real time basis. The system is capable to process and generate images and products on 24X7 basis.
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