A recently published report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made an assessment
of the extreme climate events. Their past trends, future projections and vulnerability and adaptation to such events are
discussed in the report. The report was based on the efforts of both the working groups of the IPCC, WG I, which deals
with the science of climate change and WG II, dealing with impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. Extreme climate
events such as cyclones, floods, heat waves and extreme rainfall, etc. were assessed. (Correspondence)

The maritime trade of Orissa with transoceanic countries is evident from the early historical period onwards. It has been observed that new ports were set up after the decline of old ports in the nearby vicinity; however, information on the decline of ancient ports is very sparse. The archival

Analysis of daily rainfall data over India during the period 1951