MD plans to make use of AI in climate forecasting


New Delhi, August 2

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is planning to make use of synthetic intelligence in climate forecasting, particularly for issuing nowcasts, which can assist enhance 3-6 hours prediction of maximum climate occasions, its Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra stated on Sunday.

He stated the usage of synthetic intelligence and machine studying is just not as prevalent as it’s in different fields and it’s comparatively new within the space of climate forecasting.

The IMD has invited analysis teams who can examine how synthetic intelligence (AI) be used for enhancing climate forecasting and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is evaluating their proposals, Mohapatra stated.

He stated the IMD can be planning on doing collaborative research on this with different establishments.

The IMD makes use of totally different instruments like radars, satellite tv for pc imagery, to concern nowcasts, which supplies data on excessive climate occasions occurring within the subsequent 3-6 hours.                 

The IMD points forecasts for excessive climate occasions like thunderstorms, mud storms. Unlike cyclones, predictions of thunderstorms, which additionally carry lightning, squall and heavy rains, are tougher as the acute climate occasions develop and dissipate in a really brief time period.

Last month, over 160 individuals died as a result of lightning alone in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The IMD desires to higher the nowcast predictions via AI and machine studying.

“Artificial intelligence helps in understanding past weather models and this can make decision-making faster,” Mohapatra stated.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US introduced new methods this yr to develop the company’s utility of 4 rising science and expertise focus areas—NOAA Unmanned Systems, synthetic intelligence, Omics, and the cloud —  to information transformative developments within the high quality and timeliness of NOAA science, services and products.

Omics is a collection of superior strategies used to analyse materials reminiscent of DNA, RNA, or proteins.

With regards to AI, it stated the overarching objective of the NOAA Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy is to utilise AI to advance NOAA’s requirements-driven mission priorities.

The NOAA stated via this, it seeks to cut back the price of knowledge processing, and supply larger high quality and extra well timed scientific services and products for societal advantages. PTI



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