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NILOFAR at Arabian Sea 2014 October

posted Oct 26, 2014, 6:02 AM by gibies george   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 2:56 AM ]

The cyclonic storm "Nilofar" is located over the Arabian sea.

Figure courtesy : Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for Tropical cyclone over Northern Indian Ocean, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES), Govt. of India.
Figure courtesy : Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for Tropical cyclone over Northern Indian Ocean, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES), Govt. of India.
Figure courtesy : Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for Tropical cyclone over Northern Indian Ocean, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES), Govt. of India.
Figure courtesy : Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for Tropical cyclone over Northern Indian Ocean, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES), Govt. of India.

Thulavarsham: Norteast monsoon over Southern Peninsular India

posted Oct 15, 2014, 10:23 PM by gibies george   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 11:16 PM ]

2014 October 15 marked the onset of Thulavarsham over Southern Peninsular India. 

After Hudhud

posted Oct 14, 2014, 2:10 AM by gibies george   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 3:07 AM ]

Satellite images and weather charts indicating the dissipated vortex of Hudhud passed near by Lucknow (India) and moved to foot hills of Himalaya and dissipated near Katmandu (Nepal).

See the 500hPa Wind

See the 850hPa Wind

ESSO-NCESS Project Scientist vacanccies

posted Oct 2, 2014, 3:15 AM by gibies george

National Centre for Earth Science Studies 
Earth System Science Organisation 
Ministry of Earth Sciences, 
Government of India 
Thiruvananthapuram 695011 
Advertisement no: NCESS/9424/01/2014 
National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) is an autonomous research centre under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India situated at Thiruvananthapuram. Applications are invited for filling up of following temporary positions purely on project mode initially for a period of one year, extendable further based on performance:
Details are available in 

The APEC Climate Center (APCC), located in Busan, Korea

posted Jun 4, 2014, 9:50 PM by gibies george

The APEC Climate Center (APCC), located in Busan, Korea, is looking for motivated expert for the areas described below: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES a. Program Management - He or she will report to the Director of APCC, working in close consultation with division heads and senior research scientists;- Plan an overall events strategy including international symposia, workshops and seminars;- Manage and organize international programs and written outputs, e.g. project proposals, draft background papers, analyses, and other publications;- Manage international programs and contribute to international fundraising efforts; and- Liaise with key industry stakeholders at various social events or conferences and attend relevant meetings. b. Networking and communications with APEC and international stakeholders - He or she will participate in regular coordination and information exchange with Science Advisory Committee members, Working Group members, and international agencies, as well as counterparts in APEC member economies, on regional issues;- Build and maintain key strategic relationships with international organizations, government agencies in APEC member economies and APCC- Represent and attend international forums on behalf of APCC and meetings, as appropriate. c. Public relations - Design and manage content for the APCC website- Oversee APCC’s online strategy, including through the website & new media- Manage and build APCC’s relationship with journalists and media QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree in Climate Science, Meteorology, Environmental Management, Natural Resource Management, Public Relations, Public Policy, Development Studies, or a related field (Ph.D. in Meteorology or Climate Science preferred)- More than 5 years’ progressive work experience in a relevant field (Experience working in international organizations preferred)- Excellent communication skills, writing and speaking in English- Ability to prepare, execute, and report on large-scale projects, training events and networking activities independently- High level of social skills, ability to work in a multicultural environment, confident presentation skills- Experience in administrative and logistical support for projects and events- Flexibility and willingness to travel BENEFITS - Partial coverage of health and other insurance (according to Korean law), support for relocation to Busan, severance pay, performance-based incentives, and more. TO APPLY Submit the application form (available for download at with a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, degree certificates, transcripts and two letters of recommendation[1] to Mr. Seungwon Chung ( by 30 June 2014. For more information, please contact Mr. Seungwon Chung ( Thank you very much in advance for considering our request.

National Science and Engineering Research Board, India

posted Mar 2, 2012, 5:33 AM by gibies george   [ updated Mar 2, 2012, 11:40 AM ]

 India Government is going to establish new "National Science and Engineering Research Board" for funding research and development activities in Science and Technology. It is estimated $1.2 billion expense in public funds over the next 5 years, through this new agency modeled after the U.S. National Science Foundation. At the Indian Science Congress on January 2012 Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has also launched initiatives to entice overseas scientists to return home and create elite universities and pledged to hike R&D expenditures from around $3 billion last year to $8 billion in 2017. 

Already India is in a stage of increasing the number of IITs [Indian Institutes of Technology] and Indian Institutes for Information Technology in a massive way. Now we are going to increase the number of what we call innovation universities, Dr Singh said and he is confident that the landscape of higher education in India will change enormously in the next 5 to 10 years. He reveals that India's real problem is quality teaching staff, but he is optimistic in telling that we are trying to induce more people to go for Ph.D. degrees in science and technology, but not as fast as we need in order to meet the needs of our higher education system. Therefore, he propose a plan to find innovative means to draw upon the Indians working in the universities abroad, particularly in the United States, to find some time to spend teaching in our country.

Arctic Ozone Hole

posted Nov 21, 2011, 2:20 AM by gibies george

 "The formation of an Ozone Hole occurring over the Arctic will likely happen within the next 20 years"-

Jonathan Shanklin one of The BAS scientists who discovered the Antarctic ozone hole

Professor Jonathan Shanklin of The British Antarctic Study said the loss itself of ozone and the greenhouse effect is causing the upper atmosphere to become colder, which is a condition that facilitates ozone destruction. Professor Shanklin was speaking to Alex Kirby of the BBC Radio Four's environment program Costing the Earth and reportedly said the following -

Jonathan Shanklin of The BAS making ozone measurements

© British Antarctic Survey

"The atmosphere is changing, and one of the key changes is that the ozone layer is getting colder. And when it gets colder, particularly during the winter, we can get clouds actually forming in the ozone layer, and these clouds are the key factor.

Chemistry can take place on them that activates the chlorine and makes it very much easier for it to destroy the ozone. It's getting colder because of the greenhouse gases that are being liberated by all the emissions we have at the surface.

We think that within the next 20 years we are likely to see an ozone hole perhaps as big as the present one over Antarctica but over the North Pole."

Joseph Farman, Brian Gardiner and Jonathan Shanklin, are the BAS scientists who discovered the Antarctic ozone hole.

Professor Shanklin also is the Director of the British Astronomical Association's Comet Section and the President of the Cambridge Natural History Society

Solar Eclipse at Midnight.......?

posted Jun 7, 2011, 2:49 AM by gibies george

A Rare eclipse of the Sun will take place on June-1 2011.
The specialty is that it would take place at Midnight.

puzzled....???? an oxymoron...???

Northern Norway, Sweden and Finland on June 1st will witness this phenomenon.

During June (Northern Hemispheric Summer), the sun doesn't set in Arctic parts of the world, so a solar eclipse is theoretically possible at all hours of the day.

courtesy and more details:

Lunar Perigee 2011 March 19

posted Mar 12, 2011, 9:22 PM by gibies george   [ updated Mar 12, 2011, 9:48 PM ]

This coming full moon will be the brightest of the last few year.

On March 19, Earth’s satellite will be at its closest point to our planet in 18 years -- a mere 356,577 kilometers away. The event -- also called a lunar perigee -- was dubbed a "supermoon" by astrologer Richard Nolle back in the 1970s. The term is used to describe a new or full moon at 90% or more of its closest orbit to Earth. Next week, it will be at 100%.

Nolle is responsible for coining the upcoming event, and he’s also responsible for the latest buzz sweeping the Internet about how the supermoon will affect the planet. On his website Astropro, Nolle warns Earth’s inhabitants to prepare themselves during the “supermoon risk window,” which ranges from March 16 – 22. During this time, Nolle claims there will be an increase in supreme tidal surges, magnitude 5 or higher earthquakes, and even volcanic activity.

“There have been a lot of studies on whether earthquakes on our planet were triggered when the moon was closest to Earth, and no conclusive evidence has ever been found for that,” Goldreich told “The idea is that the strain builds up in the Earth until only a small little bit of extra gravitational force could tip it over and cause an earthquake, and this could come from the moon. But there’s been no absolutely no correlation for that.”

Source :
News Article By Loren Grush
Published March 12, 2011

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