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AG No. 109 Issue 01/2015

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Powder Blizzard
Storms of dust and sand
With the potential to transform from microscopic particles that we unconsciously breathe in every minute, to terrifying storms that envelop entire cities and change whole landscapes, dust and sand are unavoidable aspects of the natural landscape. Journey with these forces of Nature to be reckoned with and discover the devastating paths they take across the Asian continent.
BY YD BAR-NESS

Landslides
Inevitable gravity
Gravity exerts an unrelenting pull on the hills and mountains on our planet. The most dramatic consequences of these formidable forces appear as landslides – where massed materials such as rock, soil or mud give way and cascade downwards, wiping out everything in their path. The past and future signs of such destruction are ours to discover, if only we know how to observe.
BY YD BAR-NESS

A Phenomenal Prediction
Understanding the Indian Ocean Dipole
The Indian Ocean Dipole – an irregular oscillation in surface temperature of the eastern and western parts of the ocean – has been proven to have a significant impact on climate around the Indonesian Archipelago, and beyond. While the dipole has been trending upwards over the past decades, increasing the number of severe weather events, the phenomenon could, in turn, help us to anticipate disasters up to as much as six months in advance.
BY DR WENJU CAI

Nature’s Lightning Shows
The thunderstorms of Darwin
Utterly enthralled by the enigmatic nature of dramatic thunderstorms, a photographer from Darwin sets off on a mission to record these beautiful and frightening spectacles in all their glory. Northern Australia’s atypical climate, serving as a major drawcard for both photographers and weather enthusiasts who want to witness these awe-inspiring light shows, lends a hand in delivering some amazing captures of Nature’s unbridled wrath.
BY JACCI INGHAM

The Great Flood
Why the waters rose
Legends and stories of waters rising high and deluging the lands are recorded and passed down through the generations by a number of cultures across Asia. So enduring are these stories that it is hard not to surmise that a phenomenal flood could have been an actual historical event. Even more intriguing than the evidence are the hypothesised causes for such a monumental event – causes that may still have us at their mercy.
BY SOPHIE IBBOTSON AND MAX LOVELL-HOARE 

No One’s Fault (and Everyone’s)
The perilous beauty of the Kashmir Valley
Located at the juncture of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates, the picturesque region of Kashmir is prone to intense seismic activity. The 2005 earthquake wreaked extensive destruction as far as northern Pakistan, claiming more than 75,000 lives. Scientific knowledge, as well as significant improvements in monitoring and infrastructure, is imperative if we are to prevent that tragic history from repeating itself.

BY SOPHIE IBBOTSON AND MAX LOVELL-HOARE

 

 

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