Marine Meteorology

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Redefining Marine Meteorology
    Working for benefit of Maritime Community
W eather Codebook prepared by India Meteorological Department namely Ship Weather Code 2004 is available here for ship observers. General information about codes. weather parameters and international Marine Meteorological Tape (IMMT) formats are also available here. You can end the frustration of coding Weather Data

Code Card :
You can use Code card. It is useful for Ship observers for coding meteorological parameters rapidly and easily and will be useful for them as a ready reckoner. Just print this Code Card. Keep it under glass in Met lab and start coding met parameters.

India Meteorological Department, Pune
Do you know?
  • First storm warning Signal was hoisted in 1880 in Kolkata port to warn the ships about impending danger from approaching storms.

  • First Indian vessel, S S Loyalty sailed from the Indian shores on 5th April 1919.

Indian Voluntary Observing Fleet
  • IMD has enlisted a cooperating fleet of Voluntary Observing Ships for collection of meteorological observations from ocean areas. The VOF at present consists of 186 ships of Indian and foreign registry.

Port Meteorological office
  • Port Meteorological office (PMO) keep liaison with shipping companies and masters of ships at Port and provide valuable guidance for maintaining onboard meteorological instruments.

  • There are six Port Meteorological Offices in India which are located at Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata






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