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Surface Observatories as far as possible are located one in each district so as to meet the requirements of agricultural, transport and other operations.  Of the 559 observatories, about 67.5% are manned by staff of State Governments/ Schools etc. on payment of an allowance by the Department.  The instruments and stores are provided by the Department.

 

SURFACE  OBSERVATORIES  NETWORK  

Surface Observatories

559  

Aviation Current Weather Observatories

71  

High Wind Speed Recording Stations

4  

INSAT-based Data Collection Platforms

100

Hydro meteorological Observatories

701

 

Non-Departmental Rain gauge Stations:  

Reporting

3540  

Non-Reporting

5039

 

Non-Departmental Glaciological Observatories (Non-reporting):    

Snowgauges

21  

Ordinary Raingauges

10

Seasonal  Snow Poles

6

Agrometeorological Observatories

219

Evaporation Stations

222

Soil Moisture Recording Stations

49  

Dew-fall Recording Stations

80

Evapotranspiration Stations

39

Ozone Stations

6

Radiation Stations

45

 

Air Pollution Observatories:  

Background Pollution Observatories

10

Urban Climatological Units

2

Urban Climatological Observatories

13

Ships of the Indian Voluntary Observing Fleet

203

Seismological Observatories

58

 



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