IMD launches the new system to improve weather forecasts

The IMD (India Meteorological Department) launched a new Ensemble Prediction Systems to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days. According to IMD, these new systems shall improve upon deterministic forecasts that are prone to high margins of error. The 450-crore acquisition of eight petaflops high-power computing systems will help in generating newer forecasts which have a higher resolution of 12km instead of the 23km resolution that has been in use till now. The forecast related to the intensity of the weather will also be more accurate and color coded. The new model has been developed jointly by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting. The new model has been developed jointly by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting.

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  • The India Meteorological Department launched a new Ensemble Prediction Systems to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days.
  • The EPS involves generation of multiple forecasts using slightly varying initial conditions.
  • The 450-crore acquisition of eight petaflops high-power computing systems will help in generating newer forecasts which have a higher resolution of 12km instead of the 23km resolution.
  • The forecast related to the intensity of the weather will also be more accurate and color coded.
  • The new model has been developed jointly by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting.

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IMD

The India Meteorological Department also referred to as the Met Department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting, and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi and operates hundreds of observation stations across India and Antarctica. The regional office is at Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur, and Pune.

EPS

EPS is a financial ratio, which divides net earnings available to common shareholders by the total outstanding shares over a certain period of time. The EPS formula indicates a company’s ability to produce net profits for common shareholders. EPS is the portion of a company’s profit that is allocated to every individual share of the stock. It is a term that is of much importance to investors and people who trade in the stock market. The higher the earnings per share of a company, the better is its profitability. While calculating the EPS, it is advisable to use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

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