Floods & Droughts: Basic Science and Predictions. Webinar - Thursday, 30th July 2020 (1200 hrs IST/ 0630 hrs BST)

Organised under the Ministry Of Earth Sciences (MoES) Webinar Series 2020: Earth Sciences Popular Lectures.

Speaker: Dr A.K.Sahai, Scientist G', Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India and Centre Cordinator, India UK Water Centre.

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Droughts and floods across India are known to have complex linkages with the space - time distribution of monsoon rainfall. Every year these hydro-climatic extremes cause loss of life and property. Therefore, monitoring and prediction of flood/ drought at fine spatial and temporal resolution is not only important but challenging and can be achieved by the combined use of historic observations, satellite and forecast products, and hydrologic models. In this talk, the speaker will discuss how these disasters are monitored and forecasted to minimize the socio-economic losses.

Speaker's Bio

Dr Atul Kumar Sahai is a scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India. He led the development and operationalization of a dynamical ensemble system for predicting heat and cold wave, onset and active break cycles of monsoon, cyclogenesis, etc. two - three weeks in advance. As the head of Climate research and services division of India Meteorological Department (IMD) he has implemented Global Framework for Climate Services and established the Regional Climate Centre. In recognition of his experience, Dr Sahai has been appointed as SSC member, WWRP, WMO for providing scientific guidance in S2S project.

For further details on MoES Webinar Series 2020 visit https://www.tropmet.res.in/274-news_details