M.Sc(Satellite Meteorology and Weather Informatics)- Two Years Course
Centre for Earth and Atmospheric Science in JNTU Hyderabad offers two-year Post – Graduate programme (M.Sc) in Satellite Meteorology and Weather Informatics. It may be noted that this is the only Centre / Department in the State of Telangana which offers such an important PG Course.
Recording of weather observations, analysis of weather data on a regional and global scale and techniques for prediction of weather systems - tropical cyclones like recent Hudud, forecasting of urban floods and floods over major river basins, droughts, earthquakes, heat waves & cold waves etc making use of latest technology namely Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System (GIS), weather Radars, weather Satellites briefly speaks of the uniqueness of our Course. From day to day weather changes to Climate change ranging from decades to hundreds of years; impact of global warming, El Nino and La Nina effects on the global weather and more particularly on Indian Summer Monsoon are some of the highlights of this course.
As regards the infrastructure, the Centre is well equipped with surface meteorological observatory, C-band weather radar; and laboratories for weather analysis and Geo informatics. The centre has well qualified and widely experienced faculty to teach and train the students. The centre also has expertise to organize and execute weather modification programmes like cloud seeding to enhance the rainfall.
This course has started in 2006 and so far, many of our Students got employed in various ORGINATIONS.
· Presently seven (8) research scholars are doing research on various aspects in Meteorology, Oceanography and analysis of satellite pictures.
· Presently Seven Batch of M.Sc student’s came out.
Ø Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Ø India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Ø National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) Hyderabad
Ø Indian National Centre for Ocean Informatics Services (INCOIS) Hyderabad
Ø National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Panjim, Goa
Ø Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Pune
Ø Indian Air Force (As Met Officers)
Ø Agriculture Research Institutes and Universities (As Agriculture Meteorologist)
Ø Meteorological Observatory and Climatic Tower
Meteorological observatory and Climatic Tower 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), Rainfall (Rain gauge), Evaporation (Pan evaporimeter) and boundary layer studies.
Ø Weather Lab
· Analysis of surface and upper air chart by using Satellite Imageries.
Ø Computer and GIS Lab
· Programming in C++, Fortran, Grads and NCL
· Topographic contour analysis
· Identification of rain fall mandals in RSAD district in AP.
Ø C band and Micro Rain Radar Lab
· Identification of clouds and their behavior, Movement physical parameters,
· Determining Cloud Volume, DBZ, height, Top, Base etc by using radars.
· Rain Drop size, Falling Velocity Etc.,