GUWAHATI, Oct 21 - The Physics Academy of North East (PANE) organised a day-long programme on physics at Nowgong College, Nagaon recently. Prof BN Goswami, the DST-SERB Fellow of Cotton University delivered the PANE lecture on this occasion on the topic, �A Quiet Revolution in Weather Forecasting�. This was stated in a press release.
Prof Goswami said that there has been a revolution in weather forecasting in the last 60 years in the tropics and extra-tropics. He discussed how this revolutionary development has been materialised across the globe through the faster and most powerful supercomputers. He appreciated the great role played by a plethora of satellites i.e., polar-orbiting satellites, geostationary satellites and deep space satellites for better coverage of atmospheric and oceanic data. This revolution in weather prediction would not have been possible without the superb development in the ocean-atmosphere coupled models that almost accurately describe the physical processes, he said.
There was interesting interaction between the speaker and the huge audience which comprised a large number of PANE Life-members from different parts of North East, students as well as faculty members of different institutions including Arya Vidyapeeth College and Cotton University of Guwahati and the host institution.
Earlier, the programme was inaugurated by Dr Sarat Borkataki, Principal of Nowgong College. Dr Roshmi Borthakur, convener of the programme and HoD, Physics thanked the invited speaker and other members of PANE for making the programme a grand success.
Prof Bipul Bhuyan, general secretary of PANE, in his welcome address, described how it has been spearheading the �vibrant Physics movement� to bring Physics education to the grassroots level and promote basic research in every nook and corner of the North East.