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CLIMATE HAZARDS AND VULNERABILITY ATLAS OF INDIA

About the map:

  • Scientists have compiled a map based on 14 extreme weather events.
  • They also consider the risks and threats posed by these 14 weather events to local people and their economy. Here ‘local’ refers to a district and not a state or village.
  • The atlas includes heavy rain, drought, cold waves, heat waves, dust storms, hail, thunderstorms, hurricanes, snowfall, lightning, winds, and fog.
  • The hazards and vulnerability values were calculated using Met department's weather history data.
  • Each weather phenomenon’s month-wise hazard levels posed to the respective district are included in this one atlas.
  • In all, 640 maps are available in the online atlas.
  • The atlas offers a wide range of risks with risks ranging from nil, low, medium, high and very high in all regions of India.

Climate Research and Services (CRS):

  • CRS headquarters is located in Pune.
  • It provides weather forecasts, AWS data, grid data, radiation data, agro met data, and weather data.

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