In the past few years, cyclones have caused heavy damages in various parts of our country, with eastern India suffering the most.
Using a research vessel in the southern Bay of Bengal, the teams from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom and several Indian institutions created a blueprint for future weather system observational experiments, critical for forecasting things such as rainfall amounts, the IISc said in a statement.
India ranks among the top five countries which have been hit by the most number of natural disasters in the last decade.
Virgo enables researchers at IIT Madras to accurately study data from several past cyclones and monsoons. This data is then coupled with real-time satellite data to enhance the quality of weather forecasting.
Mammals could be at greater risk of extinction due to a higher frequency of extreme conditions such as cyclones and droughts spurred by climate change, scientists have warned.