Landslide Hazard

Using GIS to classify danger zones to minimize landslide hazard

A Geographical Information System (GIS) is devised to capture, store, manage, display and analyze spatial data which enables users to utilize geographical information for various applications.  It performs as a viable tool to conceptualize spatial data and assist in building decision support systems for organizations. Data stored in GIS is stored as points, lines, polygons […]

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Climate Change in the Himalayas

The Basic Possible Impacts of Climate Change in the Himalayas

Climate Change in the Himalayas is a major topic of worry for climate watchers in the Subcontinent and across the world. The Himalayas have the largest deposits of snow and ice in the world outside the Polar Regions and is often referred to as the ‘Third Pole’ and also as the ‘Water Tower of Asia’. […]

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indian weather, extreme weather, weather

India’s Weather Extremes

India is a land with a unique climatic regime, that includes, two monsoon seasons (south-west and north-east); two cyclone seasons (pre- and post-monsoon cyclone seasons); hot weather season characterised by severe thunderstorms, dust storms and heat waves; and, cold weather season characterised by violent snow storms in the Himalayan regions, cold waves and fog. Since […]

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Natural Disasters and Hydro-Excitement in the Upper Tista Catchment: A Serious Concern!

New Delhi, August 31 (G’nY News Service): Trans-boundary Tista Basin forms a part of the larger Brahmaputra Basin in the Eastern Himalaya. The river drains a total geographical area of about 12159 km². Around 2004 km2 of the basin (about 17 percent) area lies in Bangladesh with the rest being in India. In recent times, traditional symbiotic and […]

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