A dedicated Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) to address various scientific issues including impacts on sectors like health, agriculture and water has been set up in IITM, Pune along with necessary manpower, computing, physical infrastructure under the global and regional climate change programme. Major efforts of the climate change research include
Hadley Centre Coupled Ocean-Atmospheric Climate Model version 3 (Had CM3) is being examined to select potential ensemble member fields, among the 17, which have most closely reproduced the observed summer monsoon climate variables. Six among the 17-ensemble runs of QUMP experiment are found to be reproducing mean summer monsoon climate reasonably well and these fields are used to drive the Regional Climate Model (RCM) – PRECIS to generate 50Km grid scale under A1B Scenario (Medium Emissions) runs over South Asia continuously for the period 1961-2100.
Under the aegis of the Indian Network of Climate Change Assessment (INCCA), a Report, entitled Climate Change & India: A 4X4 Assessment – A Sectoral and Regional Assessment of Impact of Climate Change in 2030s, has been released by the Government during November, 2010. Studies were undertaken in four climate sensitive regions of the country, viz. Himalayan Region, Western Ghats, North Eastern Region, Coastal Areas, assessed impacts in the four sectors viz. agriculture, water, forests and health, have been analysed using RCM fields generated in India.
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