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Global Warming and Impacts of Glacial Meltdowns on Indian Rivers

Other the polar regions, the Himalayas follow as the largest deposit of frozen water in the world, especially in the case of Himalayan glaciers. Himalayan glaciers make up about 17 per cent of the Himalayas and about 37 per cent of the Karakoram Range. The water melted from Himalayan glaciers form the headwaters for many major river catchments in the Indian subcontinent. This discharge of headwater makes up for about 70 to 80 per cent of the melting of snow and ice from the highlands. In such a scenario,...

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Climate Change Severe Threat to Himalayan Glaciers

Many studies on wastage of Himalayan glaciers have come to the conclusion that Himalayan glaciers are retreating with varying rates of retreat between individual glaciers. This glacial retreat can vary between a few meters to up to 61 m/year. Also, mapping carried out of an area of about 11,000 sq km out of 40,000 sq km of glaciated area revealed that about 13 percent of the area has been lost in the last 4 to 5 decades (Kulkarni & Karyakarte, 2014). In this wastage of Himalayan glaciers or a negative...

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What Divides Catchments Between Peninsular Rivers in India

In terms of geological divisions, peninsular rivers of India are generally distributed over of the Chotanagpur region, the Maharashtra region, the Chhattisgarh region, the Odisha Highland region, Dandakaranya, the Karnataka Plateau, the Andhra Plateau, the Tamil nadu Uplands and South Sahyadri, the West Coast region, and the East Coastal Plains. The numerous rivers of peninsular India that flow through peninsular India have certain areas that form the catchment of these rivers. Catchment areas...

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Top Ten Eastern flowing Rivers in India You Must Know About

The Abounding Indian Rivers  The landscape of India is plentiful in rivers, which have a massive impact on the lives of ordinary Indians. Rivers are a source of water, hydro-electricity, transportation and a source of income for an innumerable number of Indians. Most major cities of India located by the banks of rivers and many disputes within India occur over the sharing of waters of these rivers. East-flowing Indian rivers presented here flow to the eastern coast of India, through the eastern...

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Understanding the Hadley Cell | The Single Cell Circulation

Heat is transferred from the equatorial to the polar regions by a system of wind circulation that is independent of the longitudes, called axisymmetric circulation (symmetrical to the Earth’s axis), and is commonly referred to as the Hadley Cell of single cell circulation. In the Hadley Cell, the warm air at the equatorial regions rises and moves towards the polar regions and then sinks at the higher latitudes due to the colder temperatures of these regions. This air then begins moving back...

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India’s 14 principal aquifers mapped

The understanding and real-time mapping of ground water aquifers in extremely important in the present context as the resource is increasingly turning scarce.

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Water Scarcity, a Scary Reality. So Why Waste Water?

As we are celebrating World Water Day, a global event with a theme ‘waste water’, it is imperative for us to know the enormity of water scarcity in India

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Ten Traditional Water Conservation Methods Still In Use

India has various kinds of terrain which is challenging prospect when it comes to water conservation. Here are ten traditional methods that are still used.

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Top Ten River Basins of India

Demarcating a river basin is very important for planning and development of water resources. There are twenty two huge river basins in India according to the Central Water Commission.

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Ten most popular lakes in India

A comprehensive list of 10 most famous and beautiful lakes in India that you should definitely know and add to your travel list. [caption id="attachment_12890" align="aligncenter" width="352"] Pangong Lake[/caption] Pangong Lake in Ladakh It is one of the largest Saline lakes in Asia. Pangong Tso is a blue crystal clear lake in the barren land of Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4,250 metres and covers an area of about 134 km, extending from India to Tibet. However, almost...