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  • Deglaciation and Threats

    Deglaciation Glaciers, ice caps and continental ice sheets cover some 10% of the earth’s land surface at the present time, whereas during...

    22 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Glaciers

    About A glacier is a large, perennial accumulation of crystalline ice, snow, rock, sediment, and water that originates on land and moves down...

    15 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Mapping Seismic Hazard of Eastern Himalaya

    Why in News Recently, scientists have found the first geological evidence of an earthquake on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, documented...

    09 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Pacific Ring of Fire

    The Ring of Fire, also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent...

    08 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Tectonic Plates

    Tectonic Plates A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly-shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both...

    01 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • El Nino and La Nina

    El Nino and La Nina are complex weather patterns resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific Region. They are...

    18 Jan 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Semeru Volcano of Indonesia

    Why in News Recently, Semeru volcano erupted in Indonesia’s East Java province. Other volcanoes, such as the Merapi volcano (Java) and...

    18 Jan 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Winter Solstice

    Why in News 21st December or the Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The same day marks the Summer...

    22 Dec 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • El Niño & Drought

    Why in News In a recent study by Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), it has been found...

    14 Dec 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Cyclone Burevi

    Why in News Recently cyclone Burevi has made a landfall on Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces, before heading towards south...

    04 Dec 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Provisional Report on the State of the Global Climate 2020: WMO

    Why in News According to the latest State of the Global Climate provisional report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2020 is...

    04 Dec 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Subdued Northeast Monsoon

    Why in News Rainfall over the southern peninsular region has been deficient so far, indicating that the northeast monsoon has remained subdued this...

    26 Nov 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Cyclone Nivar

    Why in News Recently, the tropical cyclone Nivar has made landfall along the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast. Landfall refers to the phenomenon of a...

    26 Nov 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Earthquake Concentrations in Dharchula Region

    Why in News Recently, scientists at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) have unearthed large concentrations of micro and moderate magnitude...

    10 Nov 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Hurricane Eta

    Why in News Recently, Hurricane Eta has hit northeastern Nicaragua with life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds and flash flooding...

    05 Nov 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Tectonically Active Zone of Himalayas

    Why in News Recently, a group of scientists from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun have found that the Indus-Tsangpo Suture...

    28 Oct 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • World Risk Index 2020

    Why in News According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India is ‘poorly prepared’ to deal with ‘climate reality’, due to...

    24 Sep 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Typhoon Maysak and Typhoon Haishen

    Why in News Recently, Korean Peninsula and Japan were hit by two typhoons named Maysak and Haishen. Typhoons Typhoons are a kind of storm. The...

    10 Sep 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Temperature Inversion

    Meaning Under normal conditions, temperature usually decreases with increase in altitude in the troposphere at a rate of 1 degree for every 165...

    29 Aug 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Hurricane Laura

    Why in News Hurricane Laura, has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana (South Central United States) with wind speeds reaching up to 250 km (about...

    28 Aug 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

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