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Cyclone Warning Services )
watch is kept on the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal for the likely
genesis of tropical cyclones with the help of satellite imagery,
particularly those from the Indian geostationary satellite, INSAT.
Data from ships and ocean buoys is also very valuable. When the
systems come nearer to the Indian coastline, their subsequent
development and movement is monitored by a chain of Cyclone
Detection Radars set up by IMD to cover the entire coastal
belt. The likely movement of the storms is predicted with the help of
track prediction models and by reference to past climatology which has
been built up using 125 years of cyclone data.