6) What do you understand by Ensemble Production system. Discuss the advantages of its recent introduction in India.(250 words)

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Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

6) What do you understand by Ensemble Production system. Discuss the advantages of its recent introduction in India.(250 words)

Why this question

The Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES) has commissioned two very high resolution (12 km grid scale) state-of-the-art global Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) for generating operational 10-days probabilistic forecasts of weather. The issue is related to GS 3 syllabus under the following heading-

Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to describe in detail the newly launched ensemble production system and also mention its advantages.

Directive word

Discuss- We have to write in detail about the given term/ technology and also enumerate its advantages.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– Mention the recent launch of the ensemble production system by IMD.

Body-

  • Describe the term further. Take the help of the articles attached with the question to frame your answer.
  • Mention the advantages of the system. e.g more accuracy and precision in forecasting, better decision making in weather forecasting, advanced data processing and assimilation etc.

Conclusion- Mention the importance of the technology for Indian farmers, agriculture and economy. Also mention its limitations to predict thunderstorms.