Thursday, March 30, 2017

We at Vagaries have been complaining, explaining and even informing the Met Dept about faulty readings at Bhira (Mah) since the last 2/3 years. Yes, the readings are doubtful since then ! We have informed the Dept in February this year, and requested them to immediately depute someone there to check the authenticity of the Bhira readings.
I think, finally, some action is being taken .




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EYE OPENING NUMBERS ON SPACE DEBRIS

Orbital debris, otherwise known as “space junk”, is a major concern. This massive cloud that orbits the Earth is the result of the many satellites, platforms and spent launchers that have been sent into space over the years. And as time went on, collisions between these objects (as well as disintegrations and erosion) has created even more in the way of debris.

According to ESOC, about 5250 launches have taken place since the beginning of the space age, which officially kicked off on October 4th, 1957, with the launch of the the Soviet Sputnik 1 satellite. Of the many missions that have been launched since then, some 23,000 are still in orbit, while only 1200 are still operational.

According to various statistical models, there is an estimated 166 million objects in orbit that range in size from 1 mm to 1 cm in diameter. There is also another 750,000 objects that range from being 1cm to 10 cm in diameter, and about 29,000 objects that exceed 10 cm in diameter. The ESA and other space agencies around the world are responsible for tracking about 42,000 of the larger ones.
All told, the total mass of all the objects orbiting the Earth is estimated at 7500 metric tons (~8267 US tons). And between all this debris, a little over 290 break-ups, explosions and collisions events have taken place, resulting in the fragmentation of objects and the creation of many smaller pieces of debris. Each and every one of these is considered a serious threat due to the relative orbital velocities they have.

12 comments:

Nilay Wankawala said...

Spot on vagaries @ Bhira. Since last 2 3 years you have been complaining and explaining and now it has knocked deaf ears finally and have opened their eyes. Painstaking efforts finally and hopefully to yield results soon positively.

Nilay Wankawala said...

Sir Look at BHIRA's recording today at IMD -

Is it correction effect / or weather effect?

SOURCE: IMD
Local Weather Report and Forecast For: Bhira Dated :Mar 31, 2017
Bhira
Past 24 Hours Weather Data
Maximum Temp(*C) (Recorded on 30/03/17) 40.5
Departure from Normal(*C) 2
Minimum Temp (*C) (Recorded. on 31/03/17) 25.5
Departure from Normal(*C) 5
24 Hours Rainfall (mm) (Recorded from 0830 hrs IST
of yesterday to 0830 hrs IST of today) NIL
Todays Sunset (IST) ****
Tommorows Sunrise (IST) ****
Moonset (IST) ****
Moonrise (IST) ****

Abhijit said...

@ Nilay it was yesterday's reading..

See today 31st March 2017 reading :

Maximum Temp(oC) (Recorded. on 31/03/17) 42.8
Departure from Normal(oC) 4
Minimum Temp (oC) (Recorded. on 31/03/17) 25.5
Departure from Normal(oC) 5
24 Hours Rainfall (mm) (Recorded from 0830 hrs IST
of yesterday to 0830 hrs IST of today) NIL

Still it's look like dubious only.. Say it should be as 40c instead of 42.8c I feel for today!!

Nilay Wankawala said...

Right Abhijit and noted still it's doubtful.

sset said...

Perfectly correct Bhira is surrounded by huge mountains with dense forest trees. Temperatures can never be in that range - IMD fault. Mumbai is quite pleasant now - mangoes,jamuns,ice palms are already hanging in trees - seems everything is a month before!

Rajesh Kumar said...

How early Monsoon will arrive as everything is arriving so early.

sunny fernandes said...

Lonavla cloudy weather with heavy drizzle experienced today at 2pm.

rohit aroskar said...

Mumbai seems to be a hanging garden ;)

rohit aroskar said...

Rajasthan hadoti region also showing disparity in min temps .. Bundi 20 c , Kota 27 c min temps recorded today morning..both locations have same geography and 38 kms apart in the hadoti region of Rajasthan

Abhijit Banerjee said...

Sir, please write some line regarding North East. Presently torrential rains lashing there.

rohit aroskar said...

Kurnool(Andhra) min temp 29.8 c on 3 april morning

Karan Kumbhar said...

Sir
When is the monsoon watch 1 coming up ?
Also awaiting your latest update on heat wave in India .