From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands
January 13, 2016 — Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture some of the more dramatic changes that shaped the earth over the past year.
The devastating rains that created havoc in Chennai and neighboring districts earlier this month, was due to slow movement of weaker systems present over the Bay of Bengal which subsequently led to 53 per cent higher rainfall than the average, the weather office said today.
Chennai (Jan. 1, 2016) — “As the clouds above the sea were normal, the weaker systems like trough, low pressure, moved slowly, bringing copious rainfall,” Regional Meteorological Center Director S R Ramanan told presspersons here.