“Mausam” Mobile App | UPSC

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“Mausam” Mobile App | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Ministry of Earth Sciences launches Mobile App “Mausam” for India Meteorological Department on its Foundation Day Celebrations

      WHY IN NEWS:

Users can access observed weather, forecasts, radar images and be proactively warned of impending weather events

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Earth Science
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1: 3: Earth Science : Geography : Climate : Weather : Seasonal pattern

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS look out for aim , significance , colour coding and

For MAINS how this application can help farmers ? Do you think such applications need advertisement in All India Radio to reach masses ?

      ISSUE: 

India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences has taken various initiatives in recent years.

MOBILE APP “MAUSAM”

LAUNCH

Ministry of Earth Sciences feels proud to launch the mobile App “Mausam” for India Meteorological Department.

AIM

The aim is to improve the dissemination of weather forecast and warning services based on latest tools and technologies.

MAUSAM MOBILE APP

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

The mobile app has been designed and developed jointly by ICRISAT’s Digital Agriculture & Youth (DAY) team, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and India Meteorological Department.

5 SERVICES OF MAUSAM MOBILE APP

  • CURRENT WEATHERCurrent temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction for 200 cities updated 8 times a day.

Information on Sunrise/ sunset and moonrise/ moonset are also given.

  • NOWCAST– Three hourly warnings of localized weather phenomena and their intensity issued for about 800 stations.Severe weather impacts will also be shown.
  • CITY FORECAST – Past 24 hours and 7 day forecast of weather conditions around 450 cities in India.
  • WARNINGS– Alerts issued twice a day for all districts for the next five days in colour code (Red, Orange and Yellow) to warn citizens of approaching dangerous weather.

RED : The colour code Red is the most severe category urging authorities to take action.

ORANGE : This code prompts authorities and public to be alert .

YELLOW : Yellow code prompts authorities and public to keep themselves updated.

  • RADAR PRODUCTS : Latest Station wise radar products updated every 10 minutes.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • This Mobile App is dedicated to the general public .
  • App is designed to communicate the weather information and forecasts in a lucid manner without technical jargons.

Users can access observed weather, forecasts, radar images .

  • This information can proactively warn impending weather events.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The Mausam mobile app will be an important tool for dissemination of weather information and warnings in an attractive and user friendly manner which will meet the requirements of public.
  • This mobile app is available both on Playstore and Appstore.

Earth Science skills”, become “life skills”, and therefore the earth sciences ministry can easily be seen as the “Life Skills Ministry 🙂

     SOURCES:PIB | “Mausam” Mobile App | UPSC

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