Climatology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Wallace Smith Broecker, renowned Climate scientist passes away

Wallace Smith Broecker (87), a scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term “global warming”, has passed away in New York, United States. He brought “global warming” into common use with a 1975 paper that correctly predicted rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere would lead to pronounced warming. He was ..

New Model of Monsoon Prediction

A new model of monsoon prediction based on multiple linear regression (MLR) has been developed by scientists from the Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), IIT Kharagpur, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad. The new method will aid in ..

India declares drought as El Nino appears

India sees its first drought in last three years due to deficient Monsoon rains As per India Meteorological Department (IMD) the El Nino weather pattern may reduce rains again in the second half of the June to September season. India last suffered a drought in 2009, which forced it to import sugar that pushed global ..

3% rise in Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2011

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) ..

India forecasts average monsoon rains this year

Earth Sciences Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh held that India is probable to experience average monsoon rains this year, thus forecasting a third straight year without drought. Deshmukh held that the rains during the June-September season are probable to be 99% of the long-term average. The state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD) considers rains between 96-104% of a ..