Total Healing of the Ozone Layer all Over the World Expected Soon

The ozone layer is a belt of naturally occurring ozone gas in the stratosphere. It absorbs the harmful ultraviolet radiations emitted from the sun before it reaches the Earth’s atmosphere. Ozone depleting substances (ODS) like CFCs and other organic substances that are used in appliances are responsible for the depletion and thinning of ozone layer. […]

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Volutus & Eleven New Clouds in the International Cloud Atlas

Volutus & Eleven New Clouds in the International Cloud Atlas

Good news for all cloud enthusiasts, as twelve new clouds have been recognised by the reputed international cloud atlas which is being newly published in the updated cloud atlas after long gap of 30 years by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). One New Cloud Specie and 11 new types of clouds in this Cloud Atlas- […]

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Tropical Cyclone – a violently rotating wind system

Whenever we talk about extreme weather events, the first thing that immediately comes to our minds is cyclone. Cyclone refers to any spinning storm that rotates around a low pressure centre. Thus cyclone is a system of low atmospheric pressure in which barometric gradient is steep. It represents circular fluid motion rotating in the same […]

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Six things you must know about the Indian Monsoon

Discovery of the phenomena of monsoon A Greek text, Periplus of the Erythreaeansea, which describes navigation and trading opportunities, talks about seasonal winds bringing navigators to safety. The writer of this text, Pliny, credits Hippalus with the discovery of these winds and its route across the Arabian Sea to India, around 1st Century BCE. Who […]

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Seamless Monsoon Prediction

Climate Change And Seamless Monsoon Prediction

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune is striving to advance prediction of monsoon weather and climate change seamlessly across different scales. Under the umbrella of National Monsoon Mission, a programme of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), IITM made landmark achievement in monsoon forecasting and research. Monsoon Mission also brought working partnership between the […]

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Early Warning of Natural Hazards

Early Warnings of Natural Hazards in India

Natural hazards are severe natural phenomena or events, broadly classified in two categories: hydro-meteorological and geological hazards. Tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, floods and drought are hydro-meteorological hazards whereas earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are grouped under geological hazards. Landslides and avalanches are caused by a combination of geological and hydro-meteorological factors. Hydro-meteorological hazards Occurring […]

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Kashmir Valley Snow- A blessing for all

Snowfall recorded in Kashmir Valley in the last few days has broken previously held records at some of the stations. The snowfall has been described as ‘above normal’ rainfall by Sonam Lotus, Director MeT Department, Srinagar. In a conversation with GnY, he said, “Snowfall at some of the stations have broken records as old as […]

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