Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) develops cutting edge technique

nimet_logoThe Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has developed a  cutting edge technique of weather prediction using models of the atmosphere and computational techniques.

Director-General of NIMET, Dr Anthony Anuforom, who made this disclosure during a media briefing at the National Weather and Climate Forecasting Centre (NWCFC) in Abuja said the equipment, when commercialised, would generate about N20billion annually and would revolutionise the way weather forecasting is done.

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is used by specialised weather forecasting agencies all over the world, but NIMET said its NWP cosmos –model, which has a partial resolution of 7 kilometres, uses local parameters more relevant to the nation’s environment and this sets it apart from other NWPs used elsewhere making NIMET the only agency in the world with the German-built equipment.

According to him, the equipment with several applications in  the marine, environment, agriculture sectors of the economy among others, would enhance safety in the nation’s aviation sector by generating useful products.

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