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MoU for Offshore Data signed between Indian Navy and GSI

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Navy and Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Tuesday, 21st January 2020. The agreement was on ‘Sharing of seabed sediments data, products and expertise for Naval Application in Meteorology and Oceanography’. The MoU was signed in on behalf of the Indian Navy by the head ..

Tropical Storm Imelda causes Havoc

Heavy rains from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana of the US. The Imelda storm system brought the risk of severe weather disruptions and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning in the areas hit hardest by the flooding. Tropical Storm Imelda Tropical Storm Imelda was formed out of an upper-level low that developed in ..

UNCCD launches a Drought Toolbox

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched a drought toolbox. The toolbox uses a total of 15 to 30 different parameters to assess drought risk and vulnerability of a geographical region. This is expected to ease the process for global governments to declare a drought. Drought Toolbox The toolbox provides stakeholders with easy ..

What is causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai?

Year after year, the Indian city of Mumbai is brought to a standstill by the rains and the heavy outpours. Not only do these rains cause a loss of time and economic productivity but are also responsible for the deaths and destruction due to their occurrence. Rains in Mumbai Mumbai suffers from a heavy bout ..

Why did the US storm bring dirty snow?

The ‘bomb cyclone’ that severed disasters in Minnesota and other upper parts of Mid west dumped in lot of dirt. The freshly falling snow was decolourised. The snow was not the usual pure white. It had lot of dust. The wind picked up lot of dust and dumped it into the circulation of the storm ..

Meteorological Department issues ‘Yellow’ weather warning for Himachal Pradesh

The Meteorological Department issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Himachal Pradesh. Rainfall had occurred at isolated places over the state. Meteorological Department has issued colour-coded warnings to alert people ahead of severe or hazardous weather. Code color ‘yellow’ is the least dangerous weather warning which indicates the possibility of severe weather over the ..

North Eastern US continue to warm up and northwest to receive storm

A big temperature rise is expected to arise on Monday. The temperature is likely to be the highest in the Mid ”Atlantic parts and the parts of the Northeast. Temperature might get reduced around Boston, but still it will remain warmer. The spring air is likely to keep the weather warm and ideal for outdoor ..

The researchers of IIT-Gandhinagar analyses that urban areas are cooler than non-urban areas during heat waves

The researchers at IIT-Gandhinagar has conducted study of 89 urban areas in India. In it, they found that though there is an absolute increase in temperature during heat waves in both urban and non-urban areas, the urban areas are relatively cooler than the surrounding non-urban areas. At 1.94°C, the absolute increase in temperature during the ..