Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India


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    • Recently, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) launched India’s 1st Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas.

    About The Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India.

    • It is developed by the scientists at the Climate Research and Services (CRS) office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune.
    • It is based on 14 extreme weather events and the risks they pose to the local population, livelihoods and economy of each district.
      • The atlas features extreme rainfall, drought, coldwave, heatwave, dust storms, hail storms, thunderstorms, cyclones, snowfall, lightning, winds and fog. 
    • The hazards and vulnerability values have been calculated utilising the Met department’s historical climate data. 
    • Each weather phenomenon’s month-wise hazard levels posed to the respective district has been enlisted in this one-of-its-kind atlas. 
      • In all, 640 maps are available in the online atlas.