Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth: Tropical Evergreen and Semi Evergreen Forests are found mainly in the areas where the annual rainfall is more than 250 cm, with a short dry season. The average annual temperature should be above 22 °C. Characteristics: Lofty, very dense, multi-layered forest with mesophytic evergreen, 45m or more in height, with large number of species, numerous epiphytes, and few climbers; … Continue reading Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth:
Consider the following statements about Kishenganga River 1. It is a tributary of river Satluj 2. It is called Neelum in Pakistan Select the correct statements a Only 1 b Only 2 c Both 1 and 2 d Neither 1 nor 2 Explanation: Solution (b) The Jhelum has its source in a spring at Verinag in the south-eastern part of the … Continue reading Hydroelectric Projects in India
Seismic Gap:- It’s the earthquake prone area where occurs a gap in the occurrence record of major earthquakes. This means, that statistically, major earthquake is due ie, much more time had elapsed since the last major earthquake than the average time gap between two major earthquake as per the historical occurances. Liquefaction:- Earthquake waves gets significantly amplified when they passed through soft grounded ( water … Continue reading Geography – Seismic Gap, Liquefaction
Trade Winds:- Trade winds are most regular of all the planetary winds and in general they blow with great force and in constant direction. Since trade winds blow from the subtropical latitudes to the warmer equatorial latitudes, they have great capacity of holding moisture. In their passage across oceans, they gather more moisture and bring heavy rainfall to the east coast of continents. As their … Continue reading Geography Concept:- Trade Winds, Outback
El Nino :- El- Nino is Spanish word for male child ( Christ Child) El Nino refers to two things:- 1. ceasing of upwelling off west coast of South America (Eastern Pacific Ocean) 2. appearance of warmer waters than average on the surface of ocean off the west coast of South America. Statistically, El-nino has been found have a negative correlation with India’s summer monsoon … Continue reading Brief about El Nino, La Nino, Southern Oscillation, Walker Cell
Doldrums:- At sea, ITCZ area is called doldrums because sailors in olden days used to get becalmed here. It’s the region of weak winds (small pressure gradients), High Humidity and High Temperatures occuring heat near equator. Horse Latitude:- In olden days, Zones at about 30 N/S Degree were known as Horse latitude. When ships were becalmed, horses were thrown to reduce the load. Here, the … Continue reading Grography – ITCZ, Doldrums, Horse Latitude
Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? Ocean Current Coast Affected 1. Humboldt – Brazil 2. Aghulas -Africa 3. Irminger -USA A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 2 only D. 1 and 3 only Answer: C Exp: Ocean currents are large masses of surface water that circulate in regular patterns around the oceans. … Continue reading Quiz-Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?