tropical cyclones

Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

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WMO’s hurricane committee retires Irene as Atlantic hurricane name


April 14th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- The hurricane committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which manages the list of potential names for tropical cyclones to be used every six years for both ... Read more...

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IPCC dilutes stand linking cyclones to climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has considerably diluted an earlier stand strongly linking extreme weather events to climate change. It now says it ... Read more...

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Death toll reaches 38 after Typhoon Talas hits Japan


September 5th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after powerful Typhoon Talas slammed western Japan during the weekend has increased to at least 38, officials said on Monday evening. Dozens more remain missing ... Read more...

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China tightens nuke safety ahead of storms


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Marine disaster warning measures will be tightened for nuclear plants in China's coastal areas as typhoon-triggered storms are predicted this year, the China Daily said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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China’s 2010 weather most extreme in a decade


December 31st, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) China experienced the most severe weather in 2010, compared to the ones in the past decade, a weather official said.The number of extremely high temperature days and extreme ... Read more...

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Subtropical Storm Otto forms in the Atlantic, no threat to land


October 7th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Subtropical Storm Otto formed northeast of the Grand Turk Island in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, forecasters said.As of 11 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, the center of Subtropical ... Read more...

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New software enhances climate change research


August 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new powerful computer software will allow scientists to study the climate change in a more detailed manner.The Community Earth System Model (CESM) will be one of the ... Read more...

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Ocean’s colour can change hurricane patterns: Study


August 14th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new research indicates that a change in the color of ocean waters could have a drastic effect on the prevalence of hurricanes.In a simulation of such a ... Read more...

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New tool to calculate hurricane risk finds Miami most vulnerable


August 8th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Of all Florida's major population centers, Miami is the most vulnerable to strong hurricane winds, according to Florida State University researchers who have developed a new tool to ... Read more...

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Next Indian Ocean cyclone to be called Bandu


May 20th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It might not be known when the next cyclone will hit the northern Indian Ocean, but what is already known is its name - Bandu, an official ... Read more...

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First tropical storm of Northern Indian Ocean cyclone season captured by NASA


May 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): NASA's Aqua satellite has captured the formation of the first tropical storm of the Northern Indian Ocean cyclone season.Tropical Storm 1B formed in the early morning hours as ... Read more...

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More tropical cyclones in ancient past could play role in Earth’s warmer future


February 25th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A team of climate scientists has determined that more frequent tropical cyclones in Earth's ancient past have contributed to persistent El Nino-like conditions, which could have implications for ... Read more...

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Next cyclone to hit northen Indian Ocean will be Ward


November 11th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) You might not know when the next cyclone will hit northern Indian Ocean, but you can be sure it will be called Ward and after that it ... Read more...

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India starts comprehensive climate change assessment


September 6th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) India has launched a comprehensive scientific assessment study to keep an eye on various changes in the climate in different parts of the country.According to Ministry ... Read more...

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India asks Indian Ocean rim nations to start joint projects


June 25th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Thursday urged the Indian Ocean rim countries to identify priority areas and initiate projects for joint cooperation. This was conveyed by Minister of State for External Affairs ... Read more...

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After Aila, next cyclone to hit Asia will be called Phyan


May 26th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The name Aila for the fierce cyclone that battered Bangladesh and coastal West Bengal was given by Maldives. The next cyclone to hit countries in the north ... Read more...

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Hurricanes can diminish a forest’s ability to absorb CO2 from atmosphere


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have shown that hurricane damage can diminish a forest's ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), a major contributor to global warming, from the ... Read more...

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Earth cyclones may help explain vortices on Venus


March 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists is studying cyclones on Earth to help them better understand ''superrotating'' vortices on the planet Venus. At cloud top level, the entire ... Read more...

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Offshore Gulf townships vulnerable to natural hazards


March 5th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Reclaimed islands and offshore luxury townships coming up in the Persian Gulf are potentially vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes and tsunamis, warns an Indian scientist. Although they are ... Read more...

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Lower increases in global temps could lead to greater impacts than previously thought


February 24th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has determined that lower increases in global temperatures could lead to greater impacts than previously thought.The study was undertaken by scientists updating some of ... Read more...

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Natural disasters killed more than 220,000 people in 2008


December 30th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A large re-insurance company has determined that natural disasters killed more than 220,000 people in 2008, making it one of the most devastating years on record and ... Read more...

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Computer model reproduces birth of two real tropical cyclones


December 20th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A computer model has successfully reproduced the birth of two real tropical cyclones that formed in the Indian Ocean in December 2006 and January 2007.The model, called ... Read more...

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Hurricanes and typhoons help to remove CO2 from the atmosphere


October 22nd, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new research by scientists has determined that hurricanes and typhoons, which are normally seen as looming threats from global warming, are actually helping to remove carbon ... Read more...

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Hurricane Ikes massive sprawl one of meteorologys tough nuts to crack


September 13th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): Scientists have come up with explanations for the massive spread out of hurricane Ike in the US, which has been a big meteorological mystery till now.Hurricane Ike ... Read more...

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Strength of tropical storms has increased: study


September 4th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New York, Sep 4 (DPA) The strength of tropical cyclones - especially hurricanes in the Atlantic and typhoons in the northern Indian oceans - have increased over the last 25 years as ... Read more...

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Global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes


September 4th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): A new study has bolstered the theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic.The study was carried out by FSU (Florida state ... Read more...

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3.2 million rendered homeless by Nargis: study


May 15th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Nargis rendered as many as 3.2 million Burmese homeless, according to geographic risk models developed by researchers. Relying on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), researchers calculated the likely ... Read more...

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Indian environmentalist says Nargis cyclone is a sign of things to come


May 9th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, May 9 (ANI): An Indian environmentalist has warned that the Nargis cyclone that devastated Burma is a sign of things to come, as climate change caused extreme weather to increase ... Read more...

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Hurricanes can be averted by diverting their route


May 5th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Weather modification experts have suggested that the goal of hurricane fighters should be to re-route the approaching storms and ease their fury, rather than try to stop ... Read more...

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Climate change to intensifies storms: study


April 19th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington April 19 (IANS) Hurricanes in some areas, including the North Atlantic, are likely to become more intense as a result of global warming even though the number of such storms decline, ... Read more...

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Centre to invest 9.2 billion rupees for Indian Met Departments modernisation


December 13th, 2007 - 6:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for implementation of the modernization of observation and forecast facilities of India Meteorological Department (IMD) to ... Read more...

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