Sponsors: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development (India Mission)
Collaborators: Indian Meteorological Department, Central Water Commission,U.S. National Weather Service
HRC supported the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development to modernize the Indian Meteorological Department with respect to improvement of early warning for floods, cyclones and extreme weather events in India. The project was comprised of five sub-projects: 1) Tropical cyclone forecast & warning, 2) Local severe storms (including flash floods), 3) Extreme temperatures, 4) Flood forecasting, and 5) Forecast communications. The focus of the project was to provide the Indian institutions with improved capacity for forecasting extreme events such as tropical cyclones, severe storms, floods, flash floods and heat and cold waves. This improved capacity allows these institutions to better address disaster management related issues throughout India. HRC activities included program design, hydrologic and meteorological modeling, training, disaster management, forecast operations, and early warning communications.