ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
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Real-time Automatic Weather Stations

An Automated Weather Station (AWS) to measure surface meteorological parameters (MET) wass installed at the BHS ONGC platform on March 1st, 2013. Including this particular one, at present, there are 10 AWS that are continuously providing data to ESSO-INCOIS in real time. The primary objective of AWS is to measure the surface MET-ocean parameters in order to validate and refine the forcing parameters (obtained from different met agencies) for the Indian Ocean Forecasting System (INDOFOS) which is being operated at ESSO-INCOIS.