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Expressing anguish over the non-cooperative attitude of the MCD Health department,chickungunya and cholera though these diseases come under the preview of MCD, she said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA small glacier lake known as Nagma Pokhari sits nestled in a valley near Mount Everest in Nepal surrounded by steep walls of sediment that hold the icy waters in place Back in June 1980 one of Nagma Pokhari’s dams failed—and the resulting floodwaters inundated and destroyed farms and houses for more than 70 kilometers downstream In a warming world the threat of such “glacial lake outburst floods” is becoming increasingly urgent As glaciers in most parts of the Himalayas melt floods caused by the bursting of rapidly expanding glacial lakes pose an increasing risk to mountain communities Predicting which lakes will burst and how much damage they might cause to downstream settlements is a challenge But a new study finds that a simple satellite index based on the surrounding topography can provide a way to identify which lakes are most at risk of causing a damaging flood to those communities “There is an urgent need for a reliable way to target potentially dangerous lakes” says Pradeep Mool a remote-sensing expert at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu There are ways to monitor when the dam of a glacial lake might break: Scientists track the lake’s depth the geological composition and geometry of its dam and other factors such as melting rate and steepness of adjacent glaciers But with more than 20000 glacier lakes in the Himalayas most in remote areas and difficult to access “it’s impossible to manually monitor them all” says Koji Fujita a glaciologist at Nagoya University in Japan who has been working in Nepal and Bhutan for decades Another way to assess a lake’s overall danger to downslope communities is to estimate how much floodwater might pour out of it should a dam burst Fujita says He and colleagues thought that the answer to the floodwater question might also lie in the lakes’ moraines—piles of sediments bulldozed by glaciers into high ridges that act as dams Using now-declassified data from a 1970s- to 1980s-era US spy satellite called Hexagon KH-9 the team estimated changes in the elevations of five moraine dams of lakes that have burst between 1984 and 1994 In all five cases the moraine dam was flushed out and lowered by the outburst of water the team found and the dam’s slope continued to decrease during the flood The process continued until the slope was about 10o which the researchers suspect might be a critical threshold for a flood to end they report in a study in press in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Changes in the slope of moraine dams are thus “one of the most important parameters when deciding which lakes are dangerous” Fujita says Using a modern version of the Hexagon satellite called the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) the team screened 2276 large glacial lakes in the Himalayas and found that 49 of them have potential flood volumes of over 10 million cubic meters which are generally considered to be major floods Most of these lakes are in the eastern Himalayas where glacier lakes are expanding more rapidly than those in other parts of the mountain range mostly due to rising temperatures and decreasing snowfall during the summer monsoon as a result of climate change The technique Fujita says could be used in the initial screening of thousands of large glacial lakes in the Himalayas and continuous monitoring of topographical changes around the lakes as they expand and new moraine dams develop “It’s a valuable study with important implications for assessing potential hazards of glacial lakes” says Tobias Bolch a glaciologist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland This is the first time that a satellite index is verified by past glacier lake floods he says Bolch stresses however that elevation estimates from either Hexagon or ASTER are “notoriously tricky” and therefore should be confirmed with field investigations The new satellite index provides an additional criterion for assessing risks of glacier lake floods Mool says Fujita’s list of dangerous glacial lakes however is quite different from the one made by ICIMOD in 2001 For instance 23 of the 44 dangerous lakes identified by ICIMOD do not have steep moraine dams and only five of them have a potential flood volume over 10 million cubic meters Mool says that ICIMOD took a more integrated albeit qualitative approach while making its assessment—taking into account factors such as the distance between the lake and the glacier the stability of moraine dams potential landslides and downstream population and infrastructure “It’s good to have a quantitative measure” he says “But glacier environment is very complicated and no single index is enough”Written by Agencies | London | Published: September 14 2009 3:15 pm Related News Hollywood heartthrob Matt Damon was under the guidance of none-other-than movie legend Robert De Niro to pile on weight for his upcoming film ‘The Informant’ Damon gained 14 kgs to play Mark Whitacre in the new Steven Soderbergh filmand asked De Niro to help him through the process because the ‘Taxi Driver’ star had done such a great job of getting heavy for ‘Raging Bull’Contactmusic reported “I just started eating… It felt fantastic putting on weight; I never had that much fun making a movie I just ate whatever I wanted to” Damon said “I talked to (Robert) De Niro before I did it and he had obviously piled on the pounds really famously for Raging Bullputting on 60 pounds I asked him about it and he said’Wellthe first 15 pounds is really fun and then you have to go to work after that’ “It was true except I found the 30 pounds to be really fun and thenkind of towards the endI thought I should get rid of this weightbut I wasn’t excited about getting rid of it” the actor said ‘The Informant’ is a dark comedy thriller filmdirected by Steven Soderberghand based on true events and the 2000 non fiction book about Mark Whitacre by journalist Kurt Eichenwald The film will be released on September 18 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anuj Bhatia | Updated: March 14 2017 11:59 am Apple iPhone 7 Plus features two cameras on the rear each with 12MP sensors: one standard wide angle 12MP lens alongside a telephoto lenswith an optical 2X zoom Top News Free-lance photographer Prashanth Viswanathan has for over a decade been working on assignments ranging from newswires like Reuters and Getty to newspapers like the New York Times and The National His focus is documentary photography including events weddings political activism visual sociology and news photojournalism He tells us about his switch from large format DSLRs to smartphones for his camera needs Watch all our videos from Express Technology How did you get into photography Tell us about your journey After my higher studies I was interning in the Sales department at Reuters back in 2005 A bay across I came across a bunch of professional photographers working for the Newswire department It was early 2006 when from the tsunami coverage (of 2004) one of the team members won the most prestigious award in the profession Even as we celebrated their success I kept getting drawn to the amazing photographs being produced by the team on a daily basis I was mesmerised by the range of coverage from spot news events features stories and sports In June of 2016 I quit sales and started as an intern at the Reuters Photo desk After an eventful 18-month internship I started freelancing What type of cameras have you typically used over the years I have been predominantly a DSLR user professionally until recently started using my iPhone also for work Also read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Buy it just for the camera but that’s not the only great feature How often do you use a smartphone to take photographs I maybe using my smartphone at least once an hour unless I am sleeping Free-lance photographer Prashanth Viswanathan has for over a decade been working on assignments ranging from newswires to newspapers Which phone do you use to take photographs and why I have been using iPhones from the beginning as they have always had the best result in low light right The camera on the iPhone 4s was my companion for over four years before I switched to a 6s and now the 7 Plus What is the best camera feature in the iPhone 7 Plus Earlier the two biggest limitations of a smartphone in comparison to a DSLR was its magnification and the depth of field With the introduction of two lenses the iPhone 7 Plus addresses the issue of zooming optically The portrait mode gives you control of depth of field With these options the iPhone camera has replaced my DSLR for my day-to-day Photography iPhone 7 Plus sample size Image resized for web (Photo credit: Prashanth Vishwanathan) What features do you think smartphone cameras are good at compared to DSLRs DSLRs are far bulkier they are more intrusive than a smartphone and heavier too Majorly the smartphone zones you out of the technicalities of using a DSLR and makes you concentrate on emotions and composition It simplifies the process of photography even to a child Also read: Apple gives photography tips for iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus users What camera features would you like to see introduced into smartphones Smartphones in the future should offer a lens series with high-quality glass which allows to shoot in tough light conditions and increases the dynamic range of the smartphone As a photographer and an iPhone 7 Plus user give us five tips to take better photographs this Holi 1iPhone 7 Plus is splash and weather proof I won’t recommend to dip it in water but will not be worried if water droplets hit the phone in the process of shooting Cover it with plastic when you are not shooting Out of all the choices I would not worry carrying an iPhone to capture the festival of colour 2Using the optical zoom feature helps you capture action keeping your distance and not getting yourself too wet 3Portrait mode will be handy capturing faces smeared with colour 4Using slow motion video would give you lovely splash footage 5Using apps like boomerang and filters on Instagram enhances the colour experience For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: February 12 2009 2:04 am Related News Income Tax sleuths from Vadodara raided the offices of surrogate clinic IVF Charotarowned by Dr Nayna Patelon Wednesday According to senior I-T officialsthe raid is likely to continue for three more daysas financial irregularities have been found in the audit of these firms Besides Dr Patels clinicthe I-T officials also raided the offices of private student immigration and coaching instituteEnbee Education Centre at Alkapuriand one electric transformer lamination company at Sayajigunj An I-T official said these firms have evaded taxes Our personnel are checking the papers of these companies We will have estimates of the irregularities in two or three days?but concentrated on his own work. The URS refers to reconstruction or redevelopment of buildings using an incentive floor space index (FSI) model. likely from the next month. Ahmedabad district court,however,despite being big spenders, a report said.

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” IG Singh refused to comment. AAP had nominated 62 candidates. Related News Delaying polls 1 The decision to keep Delhi in limbo for five more months till the Assembly was dissolved in October is bound to haunt the BJP.” the report said.” She also said that in the last ten years UPA government at the Centre has also undertaken several developmental works. ( Source: Live Science) Related News A new species of giant, a paleontologist at Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. 2017 6:35 am Top News RAHUL GANDHI was not in the country when the assembly elections to five states were announced. The shelter features an air purifying system and LED lighting. With him were DGP K Rajendra Kumar and J&K police intelligence chief Abdul Gani Mir.

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