Disaster Events | VOL. 15, ISSUE 92, November-December 2015 |

The Chennai 2015 Floods

Climatic conditions and processes change over space and time. Nearly 70 per cent of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Both land and oceans have different characteristics in terms of their heating and cooling capacities, resulting in differences in atmospheric pressure, temperature and relative humidity. In addition to the massive ice-sheets over the Arctic and the Antarctic, the warm and cold oceanic currents are also responsible for moderating the climate in different latitudes, as also the El Niño Southern...

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