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Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology


Custard apple tree more tolerant to air pollution, shows study conducted at Aundh and SPPU campus

April 01, 2021 1:24 am

Trees more tolerant to pollution often used for development of green belts across busy roads.

Government interventions, not weather, helped curb Covid cases globally, finds WMO Covid-19 Task Team

March 23, 2021 12:33 am

The first preliminary report by the Covid-19 Task Force set up by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has cautioned governments that weather, meteorological factors and air quality conditions should not be used as a trigger to relax measures to halt the spread of coronavirus.

IITM releases documentary on air quality warning system for Delhi

February 19, 2021 9:12 pm

The system mitigates risk to residents by reducing public exposure to extreme air pollution episodes.

Lockdown led to reduced aerosols, but impact can be studied only when monsoon sets in

May 21, 2020 8:57 pm

Last week, aerosol levels in India became the lowest they had been in twenty years. Human activities and the transport sector are some major contributors for the formation of aerosols, in addition to natural sources like plants and trees.

Not ambient air, but PM2.5 shows correlation with Covid-19 mortality: SAFAR study

May 12, 2020 9:54 pm

In cities where the mortality has been high, corresponding PM 2.5 levels showcased about 80 per cent correlation, as on May 3. The correlation was with respect to the baseline (minimum) levels of PM 2.5 in each city.

'India to participate in six big ocean missions of the decade'

May 08, 2020 11:12 pm

Some of them will aim at generating more knowledge and data that will support timely action for healthy, resilient ocean and practices towards sustainable development.

Second major scientific conference at IITM rescheduled

April 21, 2020 9:33 pm

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) was scheduled to host the week-long conference between August 3 and 7 this year, for which abstract scientific submissions and registrations had been completed.

Pune scientist leads 34-member research team to Southern Ocean

January 06, 2020 6:07 am

Started in 2004 by the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), this will be India’s 11th scientific expedition to the Southern Ocean, and will be co-ordinated by Goa-based National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR).

IITM starts month-long ‘green’ skill training course on air pollution

October 16, 2019 1:47 am

The aim is to enable India’s youth to get employment or self-employment in the environment or forest sector known as Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP), said Prof (Dr) Gufran Beig, project director,

As temperatures soar, glacial area cover over Western Himalayas shrinks: experts

October 09, 2018 7:32 am

Glaciers and snow cover over the Himalayan ranges holds key in irrigation, drinking water and other needs for lakhs of people living in the mountain ranges and along the foothills of these ranges.