Monsoon madness: COVID-19 is still active but India's large-scale extreme events are just around the corner
A “normal” monsoon does not guarantee there won't be floods and droughts across the country as everything about the monsoon is changing.
Last year, the cyclone season was a monster with six severe, six very severe, and three extremely severe cyclone storms.
Pathogens did not evolve to kill or hurt us but they have just evolved to procreate and survive just like any life form.
India should tackle disasters taking place in the country and its neighbourhood as its neighbour's vulnerabilities can be national security issues.
Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.
Agricultural and labor productivity along with GDPs will fall by significant amounts if global warming continues unabated.
Tipping points and nonlinear amplifying feedbacks are easier to identify in the climate system.
There is an urgency to define a portfolio of Natural Climate Solutions for India that manages carbon & water.
Development should allow everyone to have the opportunity to earn a better life and save the environment.
While govt administrations are learning to respond to predictions, the forecasts themselves need improvements.
Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
NCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.
Cyclone Vayu unlikely to be as destructive as Fani; weather condition indicates monsoon floods, more tropical storms
As Cyclone Vayu forms in the next two days and heads to the Gujarat coast, it will likely achieve wind speeds of ~110 kmph as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department.
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology puts India on world stage for climate predictions, projections
For a country like India, whose lifeline is the monsoon, IITM-Pune is a jewel in its crown.
The sensitivity of agricultural productivity to climate depends strongly on crop selection.
INCOIS: India's lesser-known rockstar in monitoring oceans, forecasting disasters and monitoring fisheries
A stellar example of the value INCOIS provides can be seen in the impact of forecasts on fish catch & its monetary value.
The Indian Ocean has warmed faster and more monotonically than other tropical oceans due to its unique circulation features.
Cyclogensis is a complex phenomenon which is initiated by a tropical depression.
Humans could be adding to natural stressors in social animals, and possibly giving them ulcers.
Ocean weather & adaptations in marine fauna need to be studied in the context of global warming.
Not all droughts and excess rainfall years can be explained away by El Niño and La Niña.