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Scientists of China & United States develop a statistical model that predict pollution levels using oceans’ memory

Researchers from China and the U.S. have developed a novel computer model that can help accurately predict air pollution levels in the region a season in advance. The statistical model uses certain climatic patterns related to the oceans which have a regulatory effect on the wintertime air pollution over northern India. The new model could ..

22 states of US are on serious flooding risks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that at least 25 states and two ”thirds of 48 states will face a risk of flooding till May. The floods can be worse than the historic floods of 1993. Scientists say that melting of snow along with the spring rainfall would add to the flooding. This is ..

US flodding to continue till May

The historic US flooding due to the torrential rain and snow melting is expected to continue till May, said the NOAA – NAtional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scientists say that this unprecented flood season is mainly due to the warming of the earth. With climate change affecting globally, today there are more than 200 million ..

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 ..

A rift of the size of Grand Canyon discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

A rift of the size of the Grand Canyon has been discovered under the Antarctic ice sheet. According to the scientists the rift is contributing to ice melt and a consequent rise in the sea level. The rift is around 1.5 kms deep, 10 kms wide and 100 kms long. Scientist believe a melting West ..