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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 ..

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 ..

2 cyclones hit the coasts of Australia

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 ..

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 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 ..

CCEA approves National Monsoon Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved implementation of the programme National Monsoon Mission of the Earth System Science Organization for a period of 5 years. Main Objective of National Monsoon Mission: To build a working partnership between the academic, Research, Development organizations, both national and international, and operational agencies to improve monsoon forecast skill ..