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WIFEX

All India PT Mock Test (OMR Based) Across 20 Cities

will be conducted on 6th May and 20th May, 2018. Click here for Test Schedule & Online admission.

Test Center List:

  1. Delhi
  2. Jammu
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Ahmedabad
  5. Bhopal
  6. Lucknow
  7. Allahabad
  8. Patna
  9. Ranchi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Bhubaneswar
  12. Raipur
  13. Jaipur
  14. Mumbai
  15. Pune
  16. Nagpur
  17. Hyderabad
  18. Chennai
  19. Coimbatore
  20. Bengaluru

WIFEX

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India has taken up a multi-institutional initiative to conduct an intensive ground-based measurement campaign at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), Delhi, to understand different physical and chemical features of Fog and factors responsible for its genesis, intensity and duration.

WIFEX was conducted in a pilot mode at IGIA during last winter, and will be continued during December 2016 till February 2017.

The main scientific objective of this project is to study the characteristics and variability of fog events and associated dynamics, thermodynamics and fog microphysics, with the aim to achieve better understanding of fog life cycle and ultimately improve capability in fog prediction.

The objectives of the Winter Fog Experiment (WIFEX) are to develop better now-casting (next 6 hours) and forecasting of winter fog on various time and spatial scales, and help reduce its adverse impact on aviation, transportation and economy, and loss of human life due to accidents.

The aim is to achieve better understanding of fog life cycle and ultimately improve capability in fog prediction.

These measurements will form the basis for understanding the some of the key questions on fog formation and dispersion. With these measurements, modeling efforts also will be made with the ultimate aim to improve the prediction skill. These observations from intense campaign will be further used to validate model forecasts and to improve model capability. It is proposed to introduce this model for operational forecasts of Fog for the winter season of 2017-18.

In addition to Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India Meteorology Department (IMD), these are also participating in this observational campaign:

• National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (NCMRWF),
• Airport Authority of India, GMR,
• Indira Gandhi International Airport and
• Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali

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