Forecast of Natural Disasters by ISRO
NEW DELHI. ISRO is working on systems to forecast the natural disasters that could be used as input by States/disaster management agencies. To achieve this capability, ISRO is carrying out studies to facilitate best use of the satellite derived information to develop methodologies for forecasting the natural disasters. Some of such methodologies developed include: Cyclone formation, track and Intensity; Flood Early Warning System; Heavy Rainfall/ cloud burst alerts; Rainfall triggered landslide alerts and; Extreme weather events ISRO has realised two satellite missions, Viz., MeghaTropiques (launched in October 2011) and SARAL (launched in February 2013), in collaboration with French National Space Agency (CNES). Presently, ISRO is working with National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA), USA towards joint realisation of a satellite mission, namely, ‘NASAISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), to be launched by 2020-21 timeframe.