Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

Sea levels rising in parts of Indian Ocean: Experts

London, Wed, 14 Jul 2010 ANI

London, July 14 (ANI): Humans-induced greenhouse gases are increasing sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, say experts.


The climate change is amplifying regional sea rise changes in Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java.


The rise could threaten lives in Bangladesh and India, causing massive floods in monsoons.


An enormous area of the tropical oceans stretching from the east coast of Africa west to the International Date Line in the Pacific has heated by about 1 degree Fahrenheit, or 0.5 degrees Celsius, in the past 50 years, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Weiqing Han, lead study author.


The study also indicates that the Seychelles Islands and Zanzibar off Tanzania's coastline show the largest sea level drop.


"Our new results show that human-caused changes of atmospheric and oceanic circulation over the Indian Ocean region are the major cause for the regional variability of sea level change," wrote the authors.


The eastern tropical regions of the Indian Ocean might witness an increase in rainfall while the western equatorial Indian Ocean region, an increase in drought.


"It is important for us to understand the regional changes of the sea level, which will have effects on coastal and island regions," said Hu.


The find is published in Nature Geoscience. (ANI)


King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
PM Modi paying tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
People take part in the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
PM Modi flagging off the Run For Unity on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.