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Indian model to predict impact of climate change (Relevant for GS Mains III, Prelims)

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, are likely to unveil a computerised model that can forecast the impact of climate change on the Indian monsoon until 2100.

Significance of the model
1. This model is significant because it is the first time India will be submitting a home-grown assessment to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body convened by the United Nations, and hugely influential to policymakers and governments on the risks posed by climate change.
 
2. IITM scientists have customised significant parts of a model, called CFS 2 (Climate Forecast System version 2) and used it  to give three month forecasts of the Indian monsoon and projected how it will be altered by climate change over the next century.
 



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