Friday, September 07, 2012

Krakatoa - Fresh Lava Flows

Although most of Krakatau disappeared in the gigantic eruption of 1883, the volcano lives on in Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatau.” Anak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa) emerged from the water of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait in 1927, and has erupted sporadically ever since. According to Antara News (the official news agency of Indonesia), a series of lava fountains and ash emissions began in early September 2012, accompanied by volcanic tremors.
This natural-color satellite image shows fresh lava flows descending the southeastern flank of Anak Krakatau. The flows have extended part of the shoreline by about 100 meters (330 feet). Tiny airborne liquid and solid particles (aerosols) emitted by the volcano likely helped form the clouds downwind of the summit.
The image was collected by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on the morning of September 4, 2012. The Terra satellite captured an image of a larger ash plume erupted by Anak Krakatau on September 3.
India's monsoon splashes into drought-hit states ... 
@arunkumar2111 >> Rainfall for Visakhapatnam around evening of 8-Sep is 80% confirmed. This may disrupt the #T20 #IndvsNz match !
During next 24 to 48hrs, Heavy & widespread rain forecast for coastal, N-E.Andhra, Orissa and into S.Chatisgarh..

Next 24hrs, Heavy rain will continue for S,W,N-W.Rajasthan..

From tomorrow, Heavy Rain for W,N-W.Rajasthan, S-E,E.Gujarat till 9-Sep..

From 9/10-Sep, Heavy & widespread rains forecast for N,N-E.Andhra & S.Chatisgarh...

Heavy rain for most of Maharastra coast, #mumbai again on 11,12-Sep...

Widespread rain for most of N-E states may begin after 11-Sep.. till then less rain forecast for the entire Zone.
5:30pm, T.showers seen over S,S-central Tamilnadu, Karnataka coast, Orissa, N-E.Andhra, Chatisgarh & S.Uttarpradesh..

5:30pm, Heavy & widespread rain over most of Gujarat, S.Pakistan, S.Rajasthan ...

#chennai - 6:40pm, a Heavy T.shower is seen over N-W at around 55km from city... It may drift East and give rain to N.Chennai suburbs.
2 Low level circulation can be seen, 1 over N.Gujarat & another over N-N-E.Arabian sea ...

Low level circulation over N.Gujarat is expected to drift into S.Pakistan then deepen & persist till 10-Sep ...

Next LOW level circulation is expected along N-E.Andhra coast on 11-Sep..

Today, the UAC can be seen over S.Rajasthan & W.Madhyapradesh.. In 36hrs it'll drift into W.Gujarat & S.Pakistan and vanish.

On 9-Sep, N.central Bay is expected to pop an UAC .. which will come close to S.Andhra coast on 10/11-Sep... 
Today, the monsoon LOW is seen over Gujarat & S.Rajasthan ...

The present Monsoon low over Gujarat is expected to deepen & very slowly drift into S.Pakistan on 9-Sep..

Offshore trough is weak along Maharastra coast but strong near Karnataka & Kerala coast..

Offshore trough will be weak all along S-W coast after 8-Sep
#chennai - 4:39pm now having a mild sea breeze from East. And HIGH cloud cover is clearing out.
RT @ganpat000: @weatherofindia  Winds and clouds over #delhi (3:22pm)
#chennai - now 2:16pm, After early hrs rain.. it's cloudy with a HIGH cloud cover till now !

After 7pm till morning, High Vertical.V again possible over N,N-E.Tamilnadu, #chennai , S,central.Andhra.. more rain.. 
RT @vasuphani: #Vizag :  #Rain may spoil tomorrow's T20 match #IndvsNZ @BCCI @weatherofindia @YUVSTRONG12 @mohanstatsman @ImRaina @imVkohli

RT @rajugana:  Bangalore 11.45AM, Cool n cloudy morning, Sunny afternoon, Hoping for a rainy evening. Not had hvy rain sofar this week.

#chennai - rainfall till 8:30am, Airport got 1.7cm and Nungambakkam got 0.32cm