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Rains, landslides, and floods in the Darjeeling Himalaya

Rains, landslides, and floods in the Darjeeling Himalaya

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Published by Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Darjeeling (District)
    • Subjects:
    • Natural disasters -- India -- Darjeeling (District)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-168).

      Statementedited by Leszek Starkel and Subhashranjan Basu.
      ContributionsStarkel, Leszek., Basu, Subhashranjan., Indian National Science Academy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGB5011.71 .R35 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 168 p. :
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3975532M
      LC Control Number2001293104

        Earthquake induced landslides. Due to the 18th September Sikkim earthquake (M: ), several “new” and a few “reactivated” landslides have occurred right from the Himalayan foot-hill region (e.g., Dudhia in Kurseong Sub-division, Darjeeling District, West Bengal) up to the higher Himalayan range in the higher reaches of Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalayas.   The rain may have stopped in Japan, but the country is facing a long recovery process after floods and landslides killed at least 87 people in the southwest.

      Torrential rains have affected lakhs of lives across the north-eastern states with multiple instances of landslides and flash floods reported from the states of Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Assam. The flood situation has deteriorated in Assam with four more deaths reported Saturday, taking the death toll to   Incessant heavy rain across Uganda has led to more flooding and landslides, killing at least 6 people in rain-related incidents since Octo 4 people have been displaced, houses schools were damaged, as well as roads and bridges.

        KATHMANDU, Nepal — The death toll mounted Monday from flooding and landslides caused by torrential weekend rains in India and Nepal, as . Palaeohydrology of river basins: guide to the Sub-project A on palaeohydrological changes in the temperate zone in the l years: International Geological Correlation Programme Project no. by Leszek Starkel (Book) 10 editions published in in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


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Rains, landslides, and floods in the Darjeeling Himalaya Download PDF EPUB FB2

Flood situation in North Bengal turns grim; heavy rains submerge Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri - A bridge on NH 31 in Bagrakot of Jalpaiguri district collapsed this morning leaving two people dead and cutting off road connectivity completely.

Steep edge of the Himalaya is exposed to high monsoon rainfalls and is afflicted by heavy downpours and continuous rains. Following deforestation this marginal part and also the southern Sikkim area have been affected by large-scale mass movement processes and by: 1. The Met department has warned of heavy to very heavy rain till Friday morning in the north Bengal districts of Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri.

Incessant rains in the Dooars region of north Bengal cut off direct road connectivity with Siliguri as a bridge on the arterial National Highway 31 was damaged, leading to.

Landslides occur in the hilly portion of the basin (Darjeeling Himalaya) whereas floods occur in the plain portion of the basin (Jalpaiguri district) and the flood events occur after the landslides.

Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and flo more 1/8 Local residents carry the body of a landslide victim after recovering it from a damaged house in Darjeeling district of West Bengal on. The flood situation in North Bengal districts turned grim on Tuesday after heavy showers were received since last night.

Districts like Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Kalimpong received extremely heavy rains since last night. Siliguri town in Darjeeling district remained inundated while landslides were reported in some parts of the.

The districts like Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Kalimpong received extremely heavy rains. The Met Office has issued a red alert for the next three days and predicted very heavy. Rainfall data of some towns in the Darjeeling- Sikkim Himalaya - July In July, rainfall in our region during the SW Monsoon (Jun-Sep) peaks - and peak it did this year.

Except for W Sikkim, Darjeeling and Sikkim had excess rain in July, caused by a rather frequent movement of the monsoon trough towards the foothills of the Himalayas. Dutt G.N., Landslides and soil erosion in the Kalimpong Subdivision, Darjeeling district and their bearing on the North Bengal Flood.

Bulletin of the Geological Survey of India, Series B, 15(1): Froehlich W. & Starkel L., Normal and extreme monsoon rains - their role in shaping of the Darjeeling Himalaya.

Besides in Idduki, the IMD also forecast extreme heavy rains in Wayanad and Kottayam districts in the next two days, raising fears of more landslides in the Western Ghats region. The continuing torrential rains also caused flooding in rivers originating from the Western Ghats, a report from Kochi said.

The gradual change in temperature and rainfall patterns in Darjeeling hills is beginning to affect the production of the famous Darjeeling tea. The maximum temperature in Kurseong has risen by degree over the last 20 years while the total annual rainfall dropped by 56 mm and the relative humidity by percent, leading to a decline in the overall production of Darjeeling tea in terms.

Then I came across "Rains, landslides and Floods in the Darjeeling Himalaya", a book published by the Indian National Science Academy and co-edited by Professors N Sathyamurthy, S Basu and L Starkel. Books Most researchers with an interest in landsliding and flooding in the Himalayas will be familiar with the large number of academic papers deriving from an extensive series of studies in the Darjeeling Himalaya of northeast India.

The article by Leszek Starkel must be one of the most cited Himalayan research articles. These studies led. It was not an easy task because there were several gaps in the records. For the Darjeeling Himalaya we got annual and monthly rainfall totals from Darjeeling station located in the hills (30 km from the margin) for the period –; and from the Ambootia Tea Estate near the edge of mountains only for –   The weather office has warned of landslides, mudslides and inundation of low lying areas in the region.

Certain areas of Siliguri town in Darjeeling district were waterlogged due to incessant rains. monograph titled “Rains, Landslides and Floods in the Darjeeling Himalaya”.

After that S.R. Basu, ()13 analyzed the process of urbanization and rise of population with decline of forest area and associated environmental changes in his paper titled “Urbanization and Environmental catastrophe in the Darjeeling Himalaya”.

Rail and road links to North Bengal and the northeastern states got totally cut off on Sunday as flash floods and landslides sent tracks and roads und heavy rain for Darjeeling, Kalimpong. The Tista basin is one of the most vulnerable among the Himalayan river basins considering the occurrence of landslides and floods.

The landslides occurred in,Mumbai rains, Bangalore Karnataka weather, Kerala rain flood news: IMD has predicted that in Mumbai, there will be generally cloudy sky with moderate to heavy rainfall city and suburbs with the possibility of gusty winds reaching 60 kilometres per hour to 70 kilometer per hour.

The landslides in the Darjeeling Himalayas are common. Heavy rainfall triggered the landslides at numerous places of Darjeeling Himalayas in June-July of The landslides occurred mainly in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong sub-division of Darjeeling district during June-July.

The mountain slopes and river channels of the temperate zone and of the humid tropics are modelled by various types of extreme rainfall. In the Flysch Carpathians the leading role is played by continuous rains causing floods and landslides, rainy seasons (wet years) mobilizing deep landslides and, to a smaller degree by local downpours.Dutt G.N., Landslides and soil erosion in the Kalim- pong Subdivision, Darjeeling district and their bearing on the North Bengal Flood.

Bulletin of the Geological Survey of India, Series B, 15(1): Froehlich W. & Starkel L., Normal and extreme monsoon rains - their role in shaping of the Darjeeling Himalaya.

Darjeeling has been witnessing heavy to very heavy Monsoon rains in the last few consecutive days. These rains have also triggered landslides, which has so far claimed three lives in the region.

As per the local reports, they lost their lives as their house collapsed in landslide at Lodhma region. Darjeeling has received 48 mm of rain in 24 hours.