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Data / MOSDAC - Satellite based weather data and information services
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:09:57 AM »
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MOSDAC - the Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Centre is a data repository for the missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Government of India, dealing with meteorology, oceanography and tropical water cycles. Data acquired from missions is disseminated in near real time from Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad through the MOSDAC web site. Various in-situ and satellite data are also available through this site.

Announcements / FREEWAT - Remote training
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:44:25 AM »
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FREEWAT ( is a free and open source, QGIS integrated platform for the simulation of groundwater flow dynamics and related processes (interaction between ground- and surface-water, solute transport, density-dependent flow, water management in agriculture, sensitivity analysis and model calibration).

The FREEWAT platform integrates simulation codes belonging to the USGS family (e.g., MODFLOW, MT3DMS, SEAWAT, UCODE), along with tools for data pre-processing and post-processing of model results.

The training activities will consist in a set of FREEWAT tutorials to be performed individually. It is planned to be run between March 5th and June 3rd, 2018. Practically, the team will ask you and support you in performing one tutorial every 15 days, for about 13 weeks and a total of 50 hours of estimated commitment. During the whole period they will support you by email or skype means.

Please, notice that the FREEWAT platform, along with User manuals, tutorials and data, can be freely downloaded through this webpage.

The full training schedule is provided here.

If you wish to take part to this remote training, please register through this link within March 4th, 2018, h. 1:00 PM.

At the end of the training period, they will provide a certificate if required.

Programming / Writing two dimensional netCDF file in python-Reg
« on: February 08, 2018, 12:45:42 AM »
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I tried to write a two dimensional nc file in python. I could able to generate the file but that spatial extent and resolution is not in proper. so it is not showing properly in ArcGIS.

Here is the code
Code: [Select]
from netCDF4 import *
from numpy import *
from openpyxl import *
import time

#Load the data sheet
wb = load_workbook('D:\\R_Workspace\\UB_Try.xlsx')
ws = wb['UB_details']

#To get the prec variable
ppt = []
for i in range(2,1696):

ppt_arr = asarray(ppt)

#Writing nc file
nc_file = Dataset('D:\\R_Workspace\\','w',format='NETCDF4')

nc_file.description = 'Example dataset'
nc_file.history = 'Created on ' +time.ctime(time.time())

#Defining dimensions
lon = nc_file.createDimension('lon',57)
lat = nc_file.createDimension('lat',52)

#Creating variables
latitude = nc_file.createVariable('Latitude',float32,('lat',))
latitude.units = 'Degree_North'
longitude = nc_file.createVariable('Longitude',float32,('lon',))
longitude.units = 'Degree_East'

prec = nc_file.createVariable('prec',float32,('lon','lat'),fill_value = -9999.0)
prec.units = 'mm'

#Writing data to variables
lats = arange(16.875,19.425,0.05)
lat_reverse = lats[::-1]
lons = arange(73.325,76.175,0.05)
latitude[:] = lat_reverse
longitude[:] = lons
temp = zeros(52 * 57, dtype=float32)
temp[:ppt_arr.size] = ppt_arr
prec[:] = temp

created nc file is attached
any suggestions pls.. Thank you..:)

Announcements / Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:28:49 AM »
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Women Overseas Student Internship:

Eligibility: Indian women applicant currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences (M.D/M.S.) on a full-time basis at any recognized academic institution/R&D institute/university in India. Unemployed Women applicants who have completed Ph.D./M.D/M.S are also eligible.
Age: 21 to 35 years (as on 28.02.2018)
Duration of the Internship: For a period of 3-6 months
Nature of Support will include :
Monthly stipend of $2,500
Air Fare up to $ 2,500
Health Insurance of up to $500
Contingency up to $750

Women Overseas Fellowship:

Eligibility: Indian women applicant having Ph.D. degree in Basic Sciences, Engineering or Technology including Agricultural and Medical Sciences (M.D./ M.S.) and holding a regular position at any recognized academic institution/ R&D institute/ university/ college in India.
Age: 27 to 50 years ( as on 28.02.2018)
Duration of the Fellowship: For a period of 3-6 months
Nature of Support will include :
Monthly stipend of $3,000
Air Fare up to $ 2,500
Health Insurance of up to $1000
Contingency up to $750
Conference Allowances of up to $1,000

Application last date: 28th February 2018

For more details pls follow this link

Abstract: To promote the advancement of novel observation techniques that may lead to new sources of
information to help better understand the hydrological cycle, the International Association of
Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) established the Measurements and Observations in the XXI century
(MOXXI) Working Group in July 2013. The group comprises a growing community of techenthusiastic
hydrologists that design and develop their own sensing systems, adopt a multidisciplinary
perspective in tackling complex observations, often use low-cost equipment intended
for other applications to build innovative sensors, or perform opportunistic measurements. This
paper states the objectives of the group and reviews major advancements carried out by
MOXXI members toward the advancement of hydrological sciences. Challenges and
opportunities are outlined to provide strategic guidance for advancement of measurement, and
thus discovery.

Link to this article:

Announcements / Scientist recruitment at NRSC
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:31:40 PM »
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For more details pls find the attached document.

recruitment portal:

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The India-UK Water Centre is inviting applications from Indian and UK water scientists to attend a workshop on Integrating precipitation forecasts and climate predictions with basin-scale hydrological modelling in the Himalayas to be held over three days at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) in Nainital, India 2nd – 4th May 2018.

For more details

Study material / Using tenses in scientific writing
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:07:53 AM »
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May be useful.. Pls find the attachment.

Announcements / Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:20:04 PM »
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Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships are for highly skilled researchers from other Commonwealth countries to spend one or two years at an eligible UK university or higher education institution conducting postdoctoral research.

Last date by 12.30 (GMT) on 11 December 2017 at the latest

For more details:

Study material / MathWorks seminar-Materials
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:05:08 PM »
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We had a MathWorks seminar event on Advanced Programming Techniques in MATLAB at NITK recently. I am attaching the presentation and demo codes here

Dear All


For more details:

Applications closing by 19th Nov, 2017

Announcements / Webinar on World toilet day
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:44:04 PM »
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Main topics of this webinar include:

Urban sanitation and wastewater in Asia
WASH at the workplace
Impacts of treated wastewater irrigation on soil health and productivity, and water management
Wastewater and sanitation in India


V. S. Saravanan, University of Bonn, Germany
Freya Mills, University of Technology, Australia
Halshka Graczyk, International Labour Organization - ILO
Sonja Loy, Texas A&M University, United States


Announcements / PhD Position
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:49:00 PM »
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University of Oulu in Finland is recruiting students for two PhD positions. The first position is for applied geophysics and the second one is for numerical modeling and hydrology.

Deadline for applications is 20th of November.

Follow the link for more details

Post your question/information / To the young students of hydrology
« on: October 25, 2017, 10:41:49 AM »
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Early career hydrologists can benefit from the advice of others who are more advanced in their careers. In the attached document, short answers from established hydrologists to (one or more of) the following questions:

Q1. What book or paper has been most influential to your career and why?
Q2. If I could only work on one problem in hydrology it would be […], because […]
Q3. What is your golden tip for current early career scientists?
Q4. What (avoidable) mistakes did you make early in your career?
Q5. How can young scientists improve their writing or presentations?

Announcements / Faculty recruitment NIT Tiruchirappalli
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:46:40 PM »

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