FJA Shortlist 2022

Category: Excellence in Environmental Journalism

Author: Colin Daileda

Storm Catchers

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May 7, 2022

Fifty Two

A group of Indian scientists are testing out a new monsoon forecasting model, and it might just be the most important achievement of 21st century meteorology.

A week before the rain began, the sky over the Bay of Bengal could have transformed into anything the atmosphere has to offer, even nothing. With four days to go, a sheet of air along the eastern Indian coast dropped in pressure. Clouds gorged on evaporating ocean. Squalls swirled and spilled over Andhra Pradesh’s forested shoreline. Read more