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Integrated Urban Environmental System of Systems for Weather Ready Cities in India

Kaginalkar, A and Ghude, SD and Mohanty, UC and Mujumdar, P and Bhakare, S and Darbari, H and Dwivedi, AK and Gavali, P and Gavhale, S and Islam, S and Kadam, G and Kedia, S and Khare, M and Kharkar, N and Kulkarni, SH and Meher, SS and Nath, AK and Niyaz, M and Pokale, S and Valappil, VK and Debnath, S and Jena, C and Nadimpalli, R and Swain, M and Davis, S and Avinash, S and Kishtawal, C and Gargava, P and Attri, SD and Niyogi, D (2022) Integrated Urban Environmental System of Systems for Weather Ready Cities in India. In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103 (1). E54-E76.

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Global urban population is projected to double by 2050. This rapid urbanization is the driver of economic growth but has environmental challenges. To that end, there is an urgent need to understand, simulate, and disseminate information about extreme events, routine city operations, and long-term planning decisions. This paper describes an effort underway in India involving an interdisciplinary community of meteorology, hydrology, air quality, and computer science from national and international institutes. The urban collaboratory is a system of systems for simulating weather, hydrology, air quality, health, energy, transport, and economy and its interactions. Study and prediction of urban events involve multiscale observations and cross-sector models, heterogeneous data management, and enormous computing power. The consortia program (NSMUrban) is part of �weather ready cities,� under the aegis of India's National Supercomputing Mission. The ecosystem �Urban Environment Science to Society� (UES2S) builds on the integrated cyberinfrastructure with a science gateway for community research and end-user service with modeling and interoperable data. The collaboratory has urban computing, stakeholder participation, and a coordinated means to scaffold projects and ideas into operational tools. It discusses the design and the utilization of high-performance computing (HPC) as a science cloud platform for bridging urban environment and data science, participatory stakeholder applications, and decision-making. The system currently integrates models for high-impact urban weather, flooding, air quality, and simulating street- and building-scale wind flow and dispersion. The program with the work underway is ripe for interfacing with regional and international partners, and this paper provides an avenue toward that end. © 2022 American Meteorological Society For information regarding reuse of this content and general copyright information, consult the AMS Copyright Policy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Meteorological Society
Keywords: Decision support systems; Economic and social effects; Economics; Hydrology; Information management; Interoperability; Population statistics; Urban growth; Urban transportation, Collaboratories; Communications/decision makings; Coupled models; Decision supports; Environmental systems; Software; System-of-systems; Urban environments; Urban meteorology; Urban population, Decision making
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2022 11:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2022 11:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71595

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