IMD to soon decide on forecasting model2 min read . Updated: 28 Jul 2016, 03:50 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will take a call on shifting from a statistical model to make monsoon forecast to the coupled dynamical model
New Delhi: State-run weather forecaster India Meteorological Department (IMD) is soon going to take a call on shifting from a statistical model that it has used for almost 100 years to make its monsoon forecast to the coupled dynamical model, deemed to be more accurate and run on a supercomputer. While the dynamical model has been used on an experimental basis in the past few years, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) scientists in Pune are now confident that it can be used as the main operational model to make India’s monsoon forecast. IITM works closely with IMD on forecast technology.