Portal Interactive: Salinity in Ocean

 This article of NASA Science|Earth was shared by Farjad Akmal from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan Salinity Although everyone knows that seawater is salty, few know that even small variations in Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) can have dramatic effects on the water cycle and ocean circulation. SSS tells us the about the concentration of dissolved salts…

Severe Solar storm striking Earth!

The Sun is experiencing an increased sunspots activity which is an 11-year cycle that is expected to acquire peak in 2013. Early this year, a solar storm was forecasted to affect satellite, communication and power stations though it was not fruitful. This geomagnetic storm has been rated as a strong G3 storm according to the National Oceanic…

Did Karachi’s Stargazers miss something?

Can you remember? No, well on November 10 there was a celestial parade happening over the sky of Karachi. Astronomical event of November 10 This astronomical event could have been visible just above the horizon in a westward direction of the sky between 5:45 pm PKT till 6:30 pm PKT . The main feature of this…

“We will not help Pakistan now!”

Has Pakistan lost it’s International support? At least 3 million people in the Sindh province are still in urgent need of help but nobody is there to listen to these people who are mostly farmers and villagers. First it was the government of Pakistan that did not listen to them but now it appears that…

Pakistan Weather Update (October 15 – October 28)

Stable, dry and calm weather is prevailing over much of Pakistan and that is after all October. But now some change is likely to come. Pakistan – Outlook *High pressure is seen over Rajasthan and Sindh extending into South Punjab, adjoining Balochistan and the northern Arabian sea. *Westerlies are dominating the country. *Drop in temperature…