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Press Release on CAIPEEX - Scientific cloud seeding experiment 2018

CAIPEEX Phase IV experiment has started on 3rd  July 2018 and will be conducted for 120 days, depending on availability of suitable clouds. IITM has established an observational facility and a dual polarimetric C-band radar at  NBNSCOE, Solapur, Maharashtra. A seeder and an instrumented research aircraft are being used to seed clouds and record the changes in clouds, leading to rainfall. This is for the first time, such science experiment is being conducted in the convective clouds over the tropics.

Read the Press Release (English, Hindi).


Dr. Pulak Guhathakurta, Scientist F, Head, Climate Data Management and Services, CRS, India Meteorological Department, Pune is on visit to IITM. He is giving a lecture on the topic "Use of Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and Standardized Precipitation -Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) in monitoring dry/wet conditions" on 10 July 2018 at IITM.