atmospheric science

Global warming likely to intensify tropical rainfall


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Global warming is likely to intensify tropical precipitation such as thunderstorms, flood-inducing monsoon and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac, warns a new study.The MIT ... Read more...

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Aerosols may impact climate more than estimated


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Satellite-based projections of aerosols' effect on earth's climate significantly underestimate their impact which may lie at the heart of the biggest uncertainty in climate change."The satellite ... Read more...

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‘India should do more research in polar regions’


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India needs to conduct more research in the polar regions which is crucial in understanding global climatic patterns, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences ... Read more...

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Last year’s Pakistan floods could have been predicted


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Catastrophic monsoon rains that swept Pakistan last year could have been predicted days in advance if weather-forecasting data had been shared and processed, according to US researchers.The ... Read more...

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Strange ‘hot spot’ seen on distant exoplanet


October 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a new study by the NASA team operating the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope a warm spot has been seen in the atmosphere of a 'hot Jupiter' ... Read more...

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Gulf Tragedy: Oil May Reach Loop Current Within 24 Hours


May 4th, 2010 - 2:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say that the Gulf's tragic oil spill could reach what is called the 'Loop Current' within the next day. This would take parts of the oil slick ... Read more...

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Predictions Say That The Hurricane Season Of 2010 Will Be A Busy One


April 10th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Early predictions are naming the hurricane season of 2010 to be a busy one. Predictions released by the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado ... Read more...

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Scientists cast doubt over UN climate panel’s global warning claim


February 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 14 (ANI): Scientists have begun casting doubts over the United Nations climate panel's claim that global temperatures are rising relentlessly because of human pollution.In its last assessment, the Intergovernmental ... Read more...

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El Nino may be overshadowed by its brother in central Pacific due to global warming


September 24th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that El Nino, the periodic eastern Pacific phenomenon credited with shielding the US and Caribbean from severe hurricane seasons, may be ... Read more...

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Pramod Kale gets Aryabhatta award


August 12th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Promod Kale was today awarded the Aryabhatta award 2006 for his outstanding life-time contribution to the promotion of astronomy in India.Minister for Science and Technology ... Read more...

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India’s per capita energy consumption is ‘lowest’: Chavan


July 27th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Minister of State for Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan Monday said India's per capita energy consumption was "the lowest" in the world and the nation "can defend its ... Read more...

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World’s heaviest material may be future energy source


May 12th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 12 (IANS) German scientists have arguably created the world's heaviest material, known as 'ultra-dense deuterium', a 10-cm cube of which would weigh as much as a steam locomotive or 130 ... Read more...

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Third Chinese research station comes up in Antarctic


January 29th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): China has set up its third Antarctic research station, also the countrys first on the continents inland, marking a significant step in polar exploration.The Kunlun station ... Read more...

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China sets up third Antarctic research station


January 28th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (Xinhua) China has set up its third Antarctic research station, also the country's first on the continent's inland.The Kunlun station was erected at Dome Argus (Dome A), the pole's ... Read more...

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Cosmic rays detected deep underground may reveal upper atmosphere’’s secrets


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that cosmic-rays detected half a mile underground in a disused U.S. iron-mine can be used to detect major weather events occurring 20 ... Read more...

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Earth has warmed by 0.4 degrees Celsius in 30 Years


December 13th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A 30-year map of the Earths climate changes has indicated that the planets atmosphere warmed an average of about 0.4 degrees Celsius.This was reported by Dr. John ... Read more...

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New knowledge about clouds would help make reliable climate predictions


December 9th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has led to better understanding of the behavior of clouds, which would help to make reliable predictions ... Read more...

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CO2 levels must be reduced as they are already in danger zone


November 8th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that if climate disasters are to be averted, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) must be reduced below the levels that already exist today, ... Read more...

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Warmer climates lead to more powerful rainstorms


August 8th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has indicated that warmer climates caused by global warming leads to more powerful rainstorms.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Miami ... Read more...

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Large amounts of ozone is being destroyed over tropical Atlantic Ocean


June 26th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that large amounts of ozone - around 50% more than predicted by the worlds state-of-the-art climate models are being destroyed in the lower atmosphere ... Read more...

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Handheld terahertz device moves a step closer to reality


March 30th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A collaboration between researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Harvard has brought a handheld terahertz device a step closer to reality. As part of the collaboration, the ... Read more...

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