Raghu Murtugudde

Raghu Murtugudde is a professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Earth System Science at the University of Maryland, USA. He is currently a visiting professor at IIT Bombay.

Recent articles

Visualizing heat flow in bamboo

A new understanding of how variations in thermal conductivity are linked to the bamboo’s elegant structure.

The next generation of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete

The first tech transfer will take place in 2020 when it will be used to reinforce a bridge.

Ultima Thule has been officially renamed Arrokoth or sky

The new name reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own.

More Americans struggle to fall asleep

If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone.

Children become less active each year of primary school

The Study revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school.

The Nile river could be 30 million years old

How old is Nile river?

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Understanding link between extreme rainfall events and floods

It has been reported that extreme rainfall events are increasing over India and widespread floods have increased threefold over the last several decades from an average of two events per year to six events per year. But...

How air pollution is adding to India’s diabetes burden

The ill-effects of air pollution on human health have been reported extensively. Some estimates attribute nearly one-fourth of all deaths in India to air pollution, particularly exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in size or...

Subsidies on irrigation efficiency may have a negative impact on water use

A new study has pointed out that increased irrigation efficiency does not translate into more water availability for other uses at the watershed level. The subsidies for increasing irrigation efficiency are intended to increase crop production as...