Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said "Turkish State Meteorological Service (MGM) should serve in a manner of sector-specific and tailor-made by interpreting raw information in more detail in the next period."
Pakdemirli visited the Turkish State Meteorological Service and received information from the General Directorate Volkan Mutlu Coşkun about the activities of the institution. He flew meteorological measurement balloon.
Coşkun said they are interviewing with TÜBİTAK Space for taking meteorological data from İmece satellite planned to be launched in 2020. Stating that they demanded that meteorological sensors are placed on the satellite, Coşkun drew attention to the services provided to the Turkish Armed Forces. Coşkun informed that the data of the institution are used in many operations on the border, especially Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch Operations and are taken into consideration in the missile shots.
Coşkun said a radio interview was held with astronauts on the International Space Station and they are organizing the students to converse with astronauts.
THE MINISTER PAKDEMİRLİ LAUNCHED METEOROLOGICAL MEASUREMENT BALLOON.
Pakdemirli launched "radiosonde balloon" used in meteorological forecasting. Emphasizing that he had also performed launchning of the meteorological measuring balloon during a school trip when he was 12 years old, Pakdemirli said the students should also experience these activities.
Pakdemirli was informed that the flying balloon to obtain high atmospheric data rises up to 35 kilometers of the atmosphere for 90 minutes and transmits the data such as pressure, temperature, humidity and wind to the ground station.
Radiosonde balloons are being sent to the atmosphere from 9 points in Turkey and 1.500 points in the World twice a day.
"TURKISH STATE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE SHOULD RENDER CUSTOMIZED SERVICES"
Minister Pakdemirli visited the Voice of Meteorology Radio, founded in 1962 and appeared as an on-air guest. Stating that the Ministry has an important activity area like meteorology in addition to agriculture, livestock, forestry, water and food, Pakdemirli said "Turkish State Meteorological Service should serve in a manner of sector-specific and tailor-made by interpreting the its raw information in more detail in the next period."
Stating that in this way, the Turkish State Meteorological Service will meet the meteorological data requirements of many sectors, Pakdemirli said meteorological data are of importance for issues such as urbanization, food need, desertification and climate change. Pakdemirli said "Knowing the meteorological data of future means that we can take proper measures. If there is a risk of drought, drought-resistant seed can be used, for example."
While Pakdemirli was talking with an audience named Nevzat Erşahin with radio broadcasting, Pakdemirli presented to the audience a Turkish folk song named "Kırmızı Buğday Ayrılmıyor Sezinden". A mini radio and a nostalgic radio microphone were given to Pakdemirli as present.
Pakdemirli examined the Calibration Center operating in areas such as temperature, humidity, pressure, precipitation, wind speed, southern radiation during his tour within the organization, then visited the Museum of Meteorology. Minister Pakdemirli received information about the historical meteorological measurement devices here.