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The findings are based on a detailed computer model that includes atmospheric chemical effects, wind changes and solar radiation changes

GLOBAL WARMING will set back the recovery of the ozone layer of the earth's atmosphere, warns a Nasa study.

Long-term data on hourly wind speed from 70 meteorological centres of India Meteorological Department have been collected. The daily gust wind data have been processed for annual maximum wind speed (in kmph) for each site. Using the Gumbel probability paper approach the extreme value quantiles have been derived.

A decrease in atmospheric methane levels might have triggered the progressive rise of atmospheric oxygen about 2.4 billion years ago, but the cause of this methane decrease remains uncertain.

Without forests to pump moisture around the planet, would the continents turn to desert? A new theory suggests they might.

Nitrogen-based fertilisers have helped all but eradicate famine in large parts of the world. But reactive nitrogen in circulation has now doubled. Owen Gaffney asks, what effect is this having on the carbon cycle?

Modelling-based studies to assess the extent and magnitude of ozone (O3) risk to agriculture in Asia suggest that yield losses of 5

The question of how to assess trends in rainfall data is very relevant to that of climate change. A short review of prior work revealed that there was little consensus on the methodology to be adopted. Many methods had been tried and abandoned.

Predicted or confronting you out of the blues, bad weather can give anybody the jitters, especially when each of your business moves, right from the stage of planning to that of execution, will have to be weighed against the vagaries of weather and climatic changes. Not surprisingly, demand for intelligent, location specific weather data and reports has been on the rise.

Analysis of daily rainfall data over India during the period 1951

Total atmospheric moisture content present in the atmosphere is less than 1% of total atmospheric composition. The atmospheric moisture variability accounts for nearly 10% variation in global hydrological cycle. The atmospheric moisture variability occurs in the form of cloud cover and hence in to the precipitation.