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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), as part of the Indo-French Space Collaboration, is planning to launch a satellite for climate research in a year's time.

Considering the importance of the southwest monsoon for the country, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has proposed National Mission on Monsoon to develop most representative and advanced dynamic model framework for India for forecasting monsoon rainfall and its variability in various space and time scales.

There is good news for those reeling under a heat wave. The four-month monsoon season beginning June is likely to bring normal rainfall to the country, and provide huge relief to the government.

THE monsoon forecast by India


The probes do not need a huge chunk of concrete or a power station to get them to run and they contain long-lasting batteries

Accurate forewarning: Put together with meteorological predictions for rainfall and storms, the data from the sensors can show how and why things are moving, and indicate the start of a landslide.

Current observational tools like satellite sensors and ocean floats are inadequate to track roughly half of the heat believed to have built up on the earth in recent years, a new research says.

Monsoon rains over South Asia will probably be near normal this season, the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum said on Thursday, easing concern about the return of drought conditions that parched crops last year.

Weather scientists from the United States and Britain expect normal monsoon rains in India this year, reinforcing the top local forecaster

In the polar tropospheric boundary layer, reactive halogen species (RHS) are responsible for ozone depletion as well as the oxidation of elemental mercury and dimethyl sulphide. After polar sunrise, air masses enriched in reactive bromine cover areas of several million square kilometers. Still, the source and release mechanisms of halogens are not completely understood.