Disaster Events | VOL. 13, ISSUE 76, January-February 2013 |

Trends and Response Options: Extreme Events in India

The occurrence of a value of a weather or climate variable way above or way below a threshold value normally results in an abnormal weather related event which could be termed as an extreme event. The most commonly occurring extreme events are floods resulting from high precipitation, droughts resulting from deficient rainfall conditions, and heat waves on account of extreme temperatures. India has a long coastline of approximately 8000 km and faces regular threats of cyclones, storm surges and inundation....

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