Climatological CD Rom released by Kapil Sibal

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New Delhi, Apr 7 (UNI) Union Minister for Science and technology today released a CD Rom containing the district wise daily climatological normal trends for 524 districts across the country, to help climatologists in Long range forecasts, real time climate monitoring and diagnostics, publication of real time climate bulletins and special reports and development of climate data products.

Brought out by the National CLimate Centre (NCC), IMD Pune, the CD ROM contains daily normals of seven meteorological parameters, viz rainfall (rainfall amount and number of rainy days), maximum temperature, minimum temperature, mean temperature, relative humidity, total cloud amount and wind speed.

The rainfall normals have been prepared for 524 districts using 50 years of data (1941-1990). Normals of other parameters have been prepared for 441 districts using 30 years of data (1971-2000). The basic data have been quality controlled before calculating districtwise normals.

This CD-ROM is basically designed for the use in personal computers with the Microsoft Operating System. The data are in a tabular form as simple text (ASCII) and can be printed for use as well as exported to data spread sheets like Excel.

National Climate Centre (NCC), Office of Additional Director General of Meteorology (Research), India Meteorological Department, Pune is responsible for the climatological services like Long range forecasts, real time climate monitoring and diagnostics, publication of real time climate bulletins and special reports and development of climate data products.

In 2005, NCC has brought out a CD ROM of high resolution grided daily rainfall data, which was well received and appreciated by the user community. More than 100 international and national institutions, including the academic institutions and universities, have procured this CD ROM. Many research papers on Indian monsoon, based on this rainfall data set have been published in international journals.

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