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Meteorologists brainstorm on 'Understanding Cloud'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 23: The World Meteorological Day was celebrated at Regiol Meteorological Centre, Guwahati with the theme ‘Understanding Cloud’ in collaboration with Indian Meteorological Society, Guwahati Chapter on March 23, 2017.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United tions for meteorology (weather and climate), operatiol hydrology and related geophysical sciences. The theme is chosen to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather, climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change in terms of better understanding how clouds affect the climate and how a changing climate will affect clouds. Clouds play a critical role in the water cycle and shaping the global distribution of water resources.
This year IMS is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee year. During this year various programmes like semirs, workshops, symposiums, popular lectures, outreach to students and public are being done. On this occasion, an exhibition was organized in the local Regiol Meteorological Centre, Guwahati in which posters, models and various meteorological instruments were displayed. Visitors were explained about the importance of various meteorological parameters. Painting, quiz and essay writing competitions for school children was also organized.
Dr. Sanjay O’Neill Shaw, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, RMC Guwahati and president IMS, Guwahati Chapter welcomed the guests. The chief guest of programme was Dr. Prithviraj Chakravarty, Principal Scientist, tiol Research Centre on Pig, ICAR, Rani, Guwahati. He emphasized the importance of meteorology on animal husbandry.
Dr. N.H. Mohan, Senior Scientist, tiol Research Centre on Pig, ICAR, Rani, Guwahati was the invited guest. He emphasized cloud observations and climate change.
Dr. Rahul Mahanta, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Cotton State University, Guwahati delivered a lecture on the chosen theme- ‘Understanding Clouds- The Physics behind the Phenomenon’. He talked about physics of cloud formation and also discussed how cloud affects global surface temperature regime.
Prizes and certificates were distributed to the winners of various competitions.

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