Status and Plans for Operational Tropical Cyclone Forecasting and Warning Systems in the North Indian Ocean Region

  • M. Mohapatra
  • B. K. Bandyopadhyay
  • Ajit  Tyagi


The tropical warm Indian Ocean, like the tropical North Atlantic, the South Pacific and the northwest Pacific, is a breeding ground for the disastrous tropical cyclone (TC) phenomenon. TCs are accompanied by very strong winds, torrential rains and storm surges. The reduction of cyclone disasters depends on several factors including hazard analysis, vulnerability analysis, preparedness and planning, early warning, prevention and mitigation. The early warning is a major component and it includes skill in monitoring and prediction of cyclone, effective warning products generation and dissemination, coordination with emergency response units and the public perception about the credibility of the official predictions and warnings.


Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge India Meteorological Department Multi Model Ensemble North Indian Ocean 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mohapatra
    • 1
  • B. K. Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • Ajit  Tyagi
    • 1
  1. 1.India Meteorological Department, Mausam BhavanNew DelhiIndia

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