Extended Range Forecast

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Extended range forecast is used to manage dams in various catchments and thus helps mitigate flood damage. A view of Sadar Sarovar over Narmada in Gujarat.

Abstract: Predicting wet or dry spells on a large scale, three to four weeks prior to its onset, is essential for agriculture and hydrology. Improved understanding of ocean and atmospheric interactions and innovation in forecast models in recent years have led to better predictions.

The authors are scientists at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Ministry of Earth Sciences. sahai@tropmet.res.in. The article should be cited as Sahai A.K., R. Chattopadhyay, S. Joseph, 2019. Extended Range Forecast, Geography and You, 19(18): 16-21