Monsoon and cyclones : Role of climate change - A presentation by M.R.Ramesh Kumar at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is the contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This comprehensive assessment of

In the present study, the observed variability of monsoon droughts over India has been examined using a drought monitoring index, namely the Standardized Precipitation Evapo-transpiration Index (SPEI). For calculating the SPEI over different time periods, long term (1901–2010), high resolution, monthly gridded temperature and rainfall data sets have been used. The drought time series shows significant interannual, decadal and long term trends. The analysis suggests a general increase in the intensity and percent area affected by moderate droughts during the recent decades.

Projection of Indian summer monsoon for the 21st century using RegCM4.3 with GFDL forcing - A presentation by K. C. Pattnayak, S. K. Mishra and S. K. Dash at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

In the wake of the newest pollution map of the Indian Ocean, showing an ugly halo of pollution around Sri Lanka, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) yesterday stressed that it had no

his is a title under the Issues in History series which ‘begins with the premise that history is both about writing the past and about the re-examination of the sources as stated by series editors.

An earthquake measuring 6.1(40.3S,45. 2E) near Southwest Indian Ridge at 22:35 HKT on Tuesday, HK observatory said.

Scientists have sounded the alarm over the mounting threat to marine turtle populations worldwide from climate change and coastal development.

Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires are in for some of the biggest sea-level rises by 2100, finds one of the most comprehensive predictions to date.

Climate change causes global mean sea level to rise due to thermal expansion of seawater and loss of land ice from mountain glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets. Locally, sea level can strongly deviate from the global mean rise due to changes in wind and ocean currents. In addition, gravitational adjustments redistribute seawater away from shrinking ice masses.

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