Virtual National Symposium on
Weather and Climate Services over
Mountainous Regions

14-17 December 2020
Shillong, Meghalaya

Organised by
Indian Meteorological Society New Delhi
Hosted by North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC)
Dept of Space, Govt. of India, Umiam, Shillong, Meghalaya

& Indian Meteorological Society – Shillong Chapter
Shillong, Meghalaya


The Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the advancement, dissemination of knowledge, especially in the field of meteorology and related sciences. It has more than 3,500 Life Members from 100 or more research institutes, Universities, user agencies, NGOs, and main industries. There are also several student members.

The objectives of the society are:
Advancement of Meteorological and allied sciences in all their aspects.

Dissemination of the knowledge of such sciences both among the scientific workers and among the public.

Application of Meteorology and allied sciences to various constructive human activities, such as, agriculture and land uses, irrigation and power development, navigation of sea and air, engineering and technology, medicine and public health etc.
To achieve the above objectives the society takes the following concrete steps:
Encourages research activity.

Organizes lectures, meetings, symposia, discussions etc.

Arranges to publish suitable pamphlets, books, periodicals, brochures etc.

Promotes Co-operation in scientific work.

Encourages the members to foster common interests of the Meteorological professions.
IMS organizes a National Symposium called TROPMET every year and an international symposium called INTROMET every fourth year. During 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TROPMET will be organized virtually for the first time. The event will be jointly organized and hosted by North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) and IMS – Shillong Chapter at Shillong, popularly known as the Scotland of the east. TROPMET-2020 focuses on all aspects of weather and climate over complex terrains. India is a country having different forms of complex terrains, like mountainous, costal, desert, etc. The Atmospheric processes over such complex terrains are different and therefore needs a different analysis and modeling approach to address the complexities of such terrains and provide weather and climate services. Such terrains are also more prone to extreme weathers and climate change causing the population in such terrains more vulnerable. Keeping these facts in mind, TROPMET-2020 will make efforts to bring together atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, agricultural scientists, policy makers, disaster managers and other related experts to discuss and share knowledge, experience, and information for the benefit of the society.

Theme and Sub-themes of the virtual Symposium

The theme of the symposium is Weather and Climate over Complex Terrains with the following sub-themes:

T - 1: Dynamics and Physics of orographic clouds and precipitation
T - 2: Lightning Physics and Forecasting
T - 3: Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and forecasting in complex terrain
T - 4: Monsoon prediction and dynamics over complex terrain
T - 5: Boundary layers and turbulence in complex terrain
T - 6: The Mountain Cryosphere (snowpack, glaciers, avalanches, etc.)
T - 7: Climate change and variability over complex terrain
T - 8: Land-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactive Processes
T - 9: Weather and climate services for farmers
T - 10: Impact of Climate Variability/Change on Agriculture
T - 11: Hydro-meteorological disasters and management
T - 12: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep learning in weather and climate research and services
T - 13: Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, geophysical parameter retrieval, calibration, and validation
T - 14: Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions
T - 15: Weather and Climate for human health
T - 16: Indigenous instrumentation for atmospheric profiling (Radars, Sodars, Lidars, weather station, etc.)
T - 17: Severe weather and complex terrains

Paper & Abstract Submission

Important Dates to Remember

Last date for Abstract Submission – 15 October, 2020
Intimation of Acceptance of Abstracts – 15 November, 2020
Early bird registration ends – 30 November, 2020
Registration for Commercial Presentations – 30 November, 2020
Virtual National Symposium – 14 - 17 December, 2020

Call for Paper & Abstract Submission

The original research papers from India and abroad, covering one or more themes are invited for virtual presentation. Authors may submit abstracts with maximum 900 words (limiting to two pages as per the template available in symposium website) through the symposium website The last date for abstract submission is 15 October, 2020. The abstracts will be reviewed and final acceptance shall be subject to the review recommendations. A full paper may be submitted for all selected papers. Abstract Volume and Proceedings of the Symposium shall be brought out in digital form. Selected full papers shall be published in IMS Journal Mausam after review as per the journal procedure. Abstract submitted without registration fees shall not be processed.

Best Paper/Poster Awards

The best paper awards in Student category (lead author of the paper must be a student) and general category will be given to the selected papers presented. Interested participants may submit their applications online at the symposium website ( OR through email request at tropmet2020[@]gmail[dot]com on or before 30 November, 2020.

Registration fee

Category Early bird (Till 30 November 2020) (Regular) After 30 November 2020
IMS members 500 600
Non-IMS members (Academic, NGO, PSUs, Industry) 750 900
Students 500 600
Foreign Nationals 25
Registration fees cover all processing fees for papers and a digital copy of souvenir/ proceedings and a certificate (Hard copy shall be sent by post).


Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Shri P.L.N. Raju, Chairman, IMS Shillong Chapter – Chairman Dr Sanjay Neil O Shaw, DDGM, RMC-Guwahati Prof S Symlieh, NEHU
Shri Rakesh Kumar, MC, Shillong Dr. H.K. Dutta, Director, SRSAC-AP, Itanagar Dr. A.K. Misra, Director, ASTEC, Guwahati
Dr. N. Randhir Singh, Director, MARSAC, Imphal Dr. R.K. Lallianthanga, Director, MIRSAC, Aizawl Dr. Zavei Hiese, Director, NASTEC, Kohima
Shri D. G. Shrestha, Addl. Director, SCS&T, Gangtok Dr. K. K. Sarma, NESAC Dr Bijoy K Handique, NESAC
Dr Diganta Barman, NESAC Shri Ranjit Das, NESAC Dr Kasturi Chakraborty, NESAC
Dr D Chutia, NESAC Dr J M Nongkynrih, NESAC Dr Jonali Goswami, NESAC
Shri Ramani K Das, NESAC Ms Pratibha Thakuria Das, NESAC Dr Kuntala Bhusan, NESAC
Dr Arup Borgohain, NESAC Dr Rocky Pebam, NESAC Ms Rekha B Gogoi, NESAC
Ms. H. Suchitra Devi, NESAC Shri M Somorjit Singh, NESAC Dr Aniket Chakraborty, NESAC
Shri Avishek Chhari, NESAC Dr Trishanu Banik, NESAC Dr. Shyam S Kundu, Secretary, IMS Shillong Chapter - Convener
Dr Jonali Goswami, Jt Secretary, IMS Shillong Chapter - Co-Convener

Get In touch

Contact Details

Orgainizing Sectretary
Dr.Shyam S.Kundu
Orgainizing Joint Sectretary
Dr.Jonali Goswami

Email: tropmet2020[@]gmail[dot].com