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 might help enhance 3-6 hours prediction of utmost climate occasions, its Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra stated on Sunday.

He stated using synthetic intelligence and machine studying just isn’t 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 bettering climate forecasting and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is evaluating their proposals, Mohapatra stated.

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

The IMD makes use of completely different instruments like radars, satellite tv for pc imagery, to subject nowcasts, which provides 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 harder as the intense climate occasions develop and dissipate in a really brief time frame.

Last month, over 160 folks died resulting from lightning alone in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The IMD needs to higher the nowcast predictions by means of 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 12 months to broaden the company’s software 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.

Omics is a collection of superior strategies used to analyse materials similar to 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 by means of this, it seeks to scale back the price of information processing, and supply greater high quality and extra well timed scientific services for societal advantages. PTI



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