With official monsoon predictions going haywire year after year, the Union ministry of earth sciences has turned to the scientific community for help to design an effective monsoon prediction model with zero error.

The design, an improved version of the UK and the US monsoon prediction models, will help meteorologists at the IMD to hone up their prediction skills. The Earth Systems Science Organisation and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology are looking for a state-of-the-art dynamic prediction system for monsoon rainfall on all timescales.

NEW DELHI: The rise in sea level by 1.29 millimetre every year along the Indian coastline has not caused any major erosion, science and technology and earth sciences minister Vilasrao Deshmukh info

IMD, however, cautions that the monsoon may weaken in August-September due to atmospheric changes in the tropical Pacific

The country is likely to see normal monsoon this year, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) officials have said, dissipating fears of any drought-like conditions.

Calcutta/New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI): Calcutta and its neighbourhood were rocked by tremors of the earthquake that rocked waters of Indonesia’s coast on Wednesday.

India's third research base in Antarctica is now fully built and has entered a critical testing period.

A maroon car, powered by fuel obtained from photosynthetic microorganisms, was flagged off for a test run by Union minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Vilasrao Deshmukh in New Delhi on March 30. The event brings alternative fuels from microorganisms closer to reality. With fossil fuels set to get exhausted in the next few hundred years and the spectre of global warming looming over the planet, the world is increasingly looking at alternative energy options.

Indo-UK Study To Find If Climate Change Affecting Seasonal Rains

Project to be supported by Union Ministry of Earth Sciences

Efforts to locate oil in the Kerala-Konkan offshore basin may have failed so far, but the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) appears not about to give up. The Maharatna firm has entered into a collaboration with the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) here for fluid inclusion studies that would help locate and tap the immense hydrocarbon reserves in the South Ratnagiri and Kerala-Konkan offshore basins.

AHMEDABAD: Imagine sudden floods at Sabarmati River arising out of climate change and a loss of Rs1,200 crore for Gujarat's Sabarmati Riverfront project!

A prior understanding of the effects of climate change and including features to adapt to these effects of climate change in the project could avoid such loses.