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Meteorology in India

    Naturevolume 134pages763764 (1934) | Download Citation



    THE report on the Administration of the Meteorological Department of the Govern-ment of India in 1932-33 (Delhi: Manager of Publications, 1933. 12 annas; Is. 3d.) includes an account of internal adjustments made, in the face of a cut of more than twenty-five per cent in the Department's budget, with the view of providing meteorological information for aviation. The Administration had to meet, so far as was practic able, increasing demands for forecasts and warnings due to extensions of the aerial passenger and mail services. The situation revealed by the report is such that it can only be hoped that less difficult financial times will very soon lead to its improve ment; about 4,000 miles of the main international air route has to be dealt with by the meteorological centres at Karachi and Calcutta, now that the offices at Delhi and Rangoon have been abolished, and with the staff available only two daily fore casts have been possible, one at noon and one at 8 p.m., and the preparation of special weather charts during disturbed weather has been greatly curtailed.

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