Bhopal, Oct 12 (UNI) The Regional Meteorological Centre here is one of a dozen such facilities across the country that are to be equipped with Doppler RADAR systems for accurate weather prediction including intensity of precipitation and temperature variation estimates.
''The Centre has approved the installation at a cost of about Rs 3 crore. Such systems are already operational at Kolkata, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. The RADAR would cover a radius of 400 km and be set up by end of 2008. Meteorologists would be specially trained at Delhi,'' Centre Director D P Dubey told UNI today.
'Tropnet 2007', a symposium organised by the Indian Meteorology Society, is scheduled here from December 18-20. Papers would be presented on global warming, environmental change, monsoonal irregularity and other aspects.