Planning & Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 86, September-October 2014

Observational Network for Cyclones

The observational network for cyclone forecasting is aimed at continuous monitoring of the horizontal and vertical structure of the atmosphere. The latest advances in technology such as satellites, radar, and automated weather stations (AWS) provide invaluable support to the monitoring of tropical cyclones by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The observational system Land and ocean based observations: Surface data is the foundation on which the edifice of synoptic meteorology rests. Horizontal coverage is generally good over populated land, and marginal...

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