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Disaster Management Perspectives: Learning from Phailin

According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC 2007, human utilisation of the coastal zone, worldwide, increased dramatically during the 20th century and this trend appears to be certain to continue during the 21st century. India will be no exception. Climate change and its resultant sea-level rise can significantly increase the vulnerability of a […]

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Predicting Heavy Rainfall during Cyclones

 Heavy rainfall due to cyclones can cause debilitating floods in coastal regions and in some instances in interior regions too. The daily probable maximum precipitation (PMP) over the coastal districts of India (Fig. 1) indicates that the entire coastal belt is prone to extremely heavy rainfall, the extent varying from district to district.   Heavy […]

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