PAST ANALYSED WEATHER CHARTS

Weather Forecasting Department ( WF ) in IMD is concerned with Analysed Weather Charts, where all the charts are manually marked minutely with everydays events and weather parameters, this Research and Scientific Data which is collected on Daily basis and recorded in various RC's and RMC's across the Country is collected and stored at NDC. The project entitled as "DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANALYSED WEATHER CHARTS", the main objective of this programme is with the perspective to preserve the old Weather Charts / Climate Records / Data available in manuscripts / paper forms as initiated by WMO since 2000. Since data was stored in the form of A0 size charts and bounded in big books which were stored in haphazard manner and some we even decaying, dusty, getting wet in rainy season, these data was being lost at very fast phase, so NDC took a decision to Digitally photograph the charts and make these analysed weather charts available to the world using the modern day technology. The photography of around 8 lakhs of past weather charts have been archived and made available for remotely assessing them by suitable registration.

 

Project Status (only for existing data rescue projects): 
Ended
Rescue Method (only for existing data rescue projects): 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND IMAGE ARCHIVES

WMO Region: 
Parameters: 
Temperature
Precipitation
Surface pressure
Wind
Contact information (email address): 
gk.kumar@imd.gov.in