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Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology


Pune records air quality worse than Delhi as dust storm continues to affect Maharashtra for third day

January 25, 2022 5:08 am

🔴 State capital Mumbai recorded an AQI of 502 (severe plus) -- an unprecedented value, experts said.

IITM, Suzlon join hands to develop wind energy and related forecasts

October 30, 2021 8:16 am

As part of the collaboration, IITM will install weather research and forecasting mesoscale models and set up necessary infrastructure on the premises of the renewable energy provider company in Pune. 

Delhi: System to monitor air quality gets a boost

October 20, 2021 7:04 am

The system was launched by Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Science and Technology.

Warming Arabian Sea turning hotbed for intense cyclones: Study

July 19, 2021 9:08 am

Climatologically, the North Indian Ocean region -- covering Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal -- record five cyclones a year, four of which originate in Bay of Bengal. May and November are the active months in a year.

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.