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Who got their monsoon rainfall forecasts right?

17 August 2012

NEW DELHI: Did any of India’s top research organizations foresee a drought? An unpublished report by the Bangalore-based Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CMMACS) had in early May said north-west India, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh would only receive 40-50% of their normal June rainfall.

Monsoon rainfall this June was almost one-third less than normal—a key reason why India is likely to see a drought this year…….

Read more: http://www.livemint.com/2012/08/16225659/Who-got-their-monsoon-rainfall.html?h=B

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August 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Posted in CMMACS

Climate model may help predict malaria outbreaks in India

03 April 2012

UK researchers are working with computer modelling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are most vulnerable to malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall.

The number of heavy rainfall events in India has increased over the past 50 years, but research has tended to focus on the impact this has on agriculture rather than the vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and Japanese Encephalitis.

The University’s School of Environmental Sciences is working with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), Bangalore, to develop technology that will help decision makers and planners target areas that are prone to large scale climate variability and malaria epidemics…..

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report_climate-model-may-help-predict-malaria-outbreaks-in-india_1670911

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April 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Posted in CMMACS

Bangalore to get Indias fastest supercomputer

28 February 2012

BANGALORE: India’s fastest supercomputer will soon be housed in Bangalore. Sources with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CSIR C-MMACS) told Express, on the eve of National Science Day, that the yet-to-be-named high-performance computing system will be used for genome informatics, geo-science informatics (earth, ocean and atmosphere) and engineering sciences (aerodynamics of planes, development of smart materials and computer-aided drug design)……

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bangalore-to-get-indias-fastest-supercomputer/234370-60-119.html

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February 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Posted in CMMACS

‘Proper geological study not done in Jaitapur’

13 January 2012

It is “absurd” that there is no geological data on seismicity or fault lines in the Jaitapur region because that must be taken into account while building the proposed nuclear power plant, said professor Roger Bilham, geologist at the University of Colorado, on Thursday. “Geological data of a specific region should be available in the public domain to interpret seismicity in the region. The geological data of the region either may not exist or someone may want to cover it up,” said Bilham, who has co-authored a paper on seismicity in Jaitapur.

Bilham and geologist Vinod Gaur of the Bangalore-based Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation affiliated to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research studied the seismic threat in the region where Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Ratnagiri will come up……

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Proper-geological-study-not-done-in-Jaitapur/Article1-796411.aspx

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January 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Posted in CMMACS

Proposal to introduce river science as subject

06 January 2012

KANPUR: A three-day long conference on ‘Tropical rivers: Hydro-physical processes, impacts, hazards and management’ commenced at IIT-Kanpur from Thursday.

Scientist from CSIR’s Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Bangalore, Vinod Gaur delivered a lecture on ‘The fluid earth’.

Gaur said that every fluid on the earth is in motion be it molten magma, water or sediments. What is most important is the flow of physics which is common to all. He said that pollution in rivers can be measured with the help of river science….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-06/kanpur/30597196_1_river-tubewells-yamuna

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January 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Posted in CMMACS

Bangalore hosts national conference on mathematical modelling

01 December 2011

BANGALORE:

The national conference on mathematical modelling, which was organised by Tumkur University, was held at the Government Institute of Printing Technology, on Wednesday. The event that was attended by 100 delegates, including students and academicians, primarily focused on applying mathematical models to social situations.

The keynote speaker at the conference, Dr Prashant Goswami, chief scientist at CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, expounded on the real-world applications of math models. He explained how math could be used in operations research and for predicting immigration patterns. He also elaborated on various uses of game theory…..

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_bangalore-hosts-national-conference-on-mathematical-modelling_1619992

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December 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

Posted in CMMACS

Jaitapur is a seismic time bomb: Geologists warn government

24 November 2011

The government, which is battling protests over Koodankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, is in for another shock with two leading geologists warning that Jaitapur in Maharashtra is not immune from large earthquakes.

“The apparent seismic quietness of Jaitapur does not mean that a severe earthquake can not occur there”, said Dr Vinod K Guar, eminent geologist at the CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Bangalore and his long-time scientific collaborator Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado.

The scientists said that it would be wrong to exclude the possibility of a large quake in Jaitapur because available seismic data is insufficient. Jaitapur , they said, lies in the same ‘compressional stress regime’ that has generated two large quake in the region in the past fifty years at Latur (magnitude 6.3) and Koyna (magnitude 6.4), both of which are located at approximately same latitude as Jaitapur.

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November 27, 2011 at 7:18 am

Posted in CMMACS