Atmosphere of Earth Current Affairs, GK & News
Lucrezia Terzi, a researcher at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCKCEN), has come up with a new way of predicting the monsoon at a science and technology conference organised in Vienna by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). The new method measures how much Beryllium-7 (an isotope of the element Beryllium) is present in the ..
Topics: Atmosphere of Earth • Beryllium • Chemical elements • Cosmic ray • Ionizing radiation • Monsoon • Natural sciences • Nuclear physics • Physical geography • Physical sciences • Reducing agents • Solar phenomena
London became the first city in the world to implement a Ultra Low Emission Zone for 24×7 hours a week, inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or get charged. This zone aims to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. Motorists who drive into the zone in a vehicle that ..
Topics: Atmosphere of Earth • Electronic toll collection • Emission standards • Environmental protection • London congestion charge • London low emission zone • Low-emission zone • Natural environment • Pollution • Transportation planning
An anti-cyclone also known as a high pressure area is a large atmospheric circulation system with the wind flowing clockwise around it in the Northern Hemisphere, an counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Anticyclones form from air masses cooling more than their surroundings, which causes the air to contract slightly making the air more dense. Since ..
Topics: Anticyclone • Atmosphere of Earth • Atmosphere of Jupiter • Atmospheric circulation • Atmospheric dynamics • Cyclone • High-pressure area • Low-pressure area • Meteorology • Physical geography • Vortices • Weather hazards
As per the report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, there is a 3% surge in the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in 2011. The 3 % increase took the total amount of CO2 in air at an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes. The report was published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012
Topics: Atmosphere of Earth • Carbon dioxide • Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere • Climate change mitigation • Climate change policy • Climate forcing • Climate forcing agents • Climatology • Greenhouse gas emissions by Turkey