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Is Hurricane Harvey a Case of Climate Change

With rainfall still continuing over southeastern Texas, USA, The Guardian reports that flooding due to tropical storm Harvey has claimed at least 35 lives by August 31, 2017. In an unfortunate development, two explosions have taken place at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas that suffered a power shortage due to the flooding caused by […]

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Mumbai buckles under heavy rainfall #everyyearsamestory

New Delhi, June 19 (G’nY News Service): Incessant monsoon rains that have swept through Mumbai since last night has caused severe floods in the city. The waterlogged metropolis experienced even more heavy rain this morning, resulting in knee to waist deep water in many areas. A flood alert was issues by Mumbai’s Civic Body, advising […]

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Flood Hazard in India

Flooding is commonly defined as a condition when water flow exceeds the capacity of its channel. In hydrology, however, floods are extreme, high magnitude events, which are characterised by a significant departure from mean flow conditions. Hydrological characteristics of floods are analysed through the application of various statistical measures on different discharge data sets, at […]

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Floods: A Climate Change Perspective

Most geomorphic processes vary in terms of intensity and degree of variability over space and time. Such variability is often caused by different environmental conditions under which they operate. One of the fundamental enquiries about geomorphic processes is to understand the frequency with which events of different magnitudes occur in natural systems. Analysis of the […]

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Trends and Response Options: Extreme Events in India

The occurrence of a value of a weather or climate variable way above or way below a threshold value normally results in an abnormal weather related event which could be termed as an extreme event. The most commonly occurring extreme events are floods resulting from high precipitation, droughts resulting from deficient rainfall conditions, and heat […]

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