CLImate Modelling and OBservations (in India) - CLIMOB

Research summary

The main purpose of this project is to improve the capacity of IMD to produce air quality forecasts and –modeling and to increase the preparedness to mitigate climate change related risks in the future.


In the project, the FMI and IMD develop tailored climate change estimation for different sectors of Indian society (for example forestry, agriculture) that would give bases to mitigate and adapt to changing climate. A special focus is the inclusion of air quality and SLCF’s in the coupled models. This helps the IMD to address and respond to the national and regional concerns and needs with respect to climate change and air quality. The IMD is able to use aerosol-climate model tools in science and in supporting policy making.
Project preparation has produced a good overview on the current research needs of IMD. The following main topics are included in the project:
1. City scale air quality forecasting and modelling
2. Aerosol, greenhouse and other trace gas –observations, focused on short lived climate forcers, e.g. black carbon
3. Aerosol, greenhouse and other trace gas –modelling, in continental scale including models which couple climate and SLCF’s such as aerosols

Research info

Research title
CLImate Modelling and OBservations (in India) - CLIMOB

Research timeline
1.1.2015 - 1.12.2016

aerosols Air quality climate change


Finland, India

Finnish Meteorological Institute
Helsinki, Finland

Funding instrument
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S), Business Finland

Head of research
Antti Hyvärinen

India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Contact information
Antti Hyvärinen

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