LABORATORY FACILITIES

 Meteorological observatory is established in the JNTUH premises. The weather observations recorded are wind speed, wind directions (cup anemometer & wind wane), dry bulb, wet bulb, maximum and minimum temperatures (Thermometers), Rain fall (Rain guage) and Evaporation(Pan evaporometer).
The existing meteorological lab facilities are used for plotting & analysis of weather charts. The students are provided with PCs and internet to browse various national and international weather sites to know the day to day weather and to acquaint themselves with the latest developments in weather and climate studies. The students are also availing the observatory and forecasting facilities of IMD Hyderabad for their better understanding of the subject.
In Geoinformatics Laboratory, students are trained in interpretation of the Ocean & Atmospheric  parameters like Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs), Sea Surface Heights (SSH), Sea Surface Currents, Mixed Layer Depth  (MLD), Chlorophyll , Clouds, Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), Temperatures and Salinity profiles from ARGO floats.
Total No. of Systems :  25 with 1 GB RAM & 300 GB Hard Disk
Operating Systems :     Windows 7 & Ubuntu – Linux
Microprocessor :           Intel Core 2 Duo
Proprietary Geospatial Software’s: ERDAS 9.1, ArcGIS 9.3
Open Source Geospatial Software’s: IL WIS 3.6, Open JUMP 1.3, Map Window GIS
Ocean Data Processing : Ferret, Ocean data view (ODV), SeaWiFS Data Analysis System (SeaDAS)
Programming in C & C++
Topographic Contour Analysis & Orographic Effect Studies
Spatial Distribution of Rainfalls & Corresponding Vegetation Index Variation Studies.

Identification of clouds and their behavior before and after seeding by using radar.
Determining Clouds Volume, DBZ, height, Top, Base, etc., by using radars.