Physical oceanography: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Scientists of China & United States develop a statistical model that predict pollution levels using oceans’ memory
Published: July 30, 2019
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 ..
Topics: Air pollution • Antarctic oscillation • Arctic oscillation • Climate • Effects of global warming • El Nino • Pacific decadal oscillation • Physical geography • Physical oceanography • Sea surface temperature • Tropical meteorology • Weather hazards
2019 edition of World Oceans Day (WOD)
Published: June 8, 2019
The World Oceans Day (WOD) is observed every year on June 8 to celebrate the majesty of the world’s oceans and raise awareness about their preservation. Oceans are important for mankind because they generate an estimated 70% of the earth’s oxygen. They regulate the globe’s climate and weather. They support marine life. They provide us ..
Tourists run for life as a large chunk of ice broke causing tsunami
Published: April 3, 2019
Tourists were forced to run for their lives after a giant wave headed their way. As the wave approached with water rolling at terrifying heights a group pf 9 ro 10 people began to run over the ice in all directions. The tourists were on a visit to the Vatnajokul National Park which can be ..
2 cyclones hit the coasts of Australia
Published: March 23, 2019
Cyclone trevor will hit the north coasts of Australia. It is predicted to bring wind gusts of 280 km per hour. The cyclone Veronica is to hit the western coasts of Australia. Australia is prone to cyclones in the months of October to April. However, the harsh weather might be due to the neutral to ..
2018 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)
Published: November 5, 2018
The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to raise awareness about precautionary measures against tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. Along with risk of large loss of life, the day also highlight the economic losses tsunamis can inflict along vulnerable, densely populated coastlines, shown in red on ..