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May 27, 2015
Develop models to forecast unseasonal rains
New Delhi (IANS) May 25, 2015
Indian meteorologists have to develop new models to predict unseasonal rains, which damaged rabi crops in many parts of the country causing huge losses, the space agency chief said on Wednesday. "This is the job of meteorologists. They have to come up with new models, which make use of large amount of information/data and high performance computer systems to predict unseasonal rains," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told reporters here at a function. Recom ... read more

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