Weather hazards Current Affairs, GK & News
On January 15, 2020, the World Economic Forum released its Global Risks Report. Under the report, the Forum has identified the global risks. Top Risks The top 5 Global risks according to the report are as follows The Forum reported that Climate-related risks had the greatest likelihood of severe impacts. The other threats include geopolitical ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The National Workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of Heat Wave was inaugurated in Bengaluru, Karnataka on December 5th. This 2 day workshop is being jointly organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the state government of Karnataka. The workshop will see the participation of NDMA members, officials, experts from various fields like ..
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 ..
Topics: Cold-core low • Cyclone • Extratropical cyclone • Meteorology • Physical geography • Subtropical cyclone • Tropical cyclone • Tropical cyclones • Tropical Storm Ana • Vortices • Weather hazards
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 ..
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
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 ..
Researchers at GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty measures electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud
For the first time in the world, researchers at the GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty have measured the electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud that passed overhead on December 1, 2014. The study of thunderclouds is helpful in navigation of aircraft and preventing short circuits in aeroplanes. At 1.3 gigavolts (GV), this ..