Physical Geography Recorded Lectures for Geography Optional (2021-2022) by Dr. Manishika Jain with Answer Writing

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1.Geomorphology
  • Factors controlling landform development
  • Endogenetic and exogenetic forces
  • Origin and evolution of the earth՚s crust
  • Fundamentals of geomagnetism
  • Physical conditions of the earth՚s interior
  • Geosynclines
  • Continental drift
  • Isostasy
  • Plate tectonics
  • Recent views on mountain building Vulcanicity
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Concepts of geomorphic cycles and landscape development
  • Denudation chronology
  • Channel morphology
  • Erosion surfacesSlope development
  • Applied geomorphology: geohydrology, economic geology and environment
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6.Climatology
  • Temperature and pressure belts of the world
  • Heat budget of the earth
  • Atmospheric circulation
  • Atmospheric stability and instability Planetary and local winds;
  • Monsoons and jet streams
  • Air masses and frontogenesis
  • Temperate and tropical cyclones
  • Types and distribution of precipitation Weather and climate
  • Koppen՚s, Thornthwaite՚s, and Trewartha՚s classification of world climates
  • Hydrological cycle
  • Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes
  • Applied climatology and urban climate
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11.Oceanography
  • Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans
  • Temperature and salinity of the oceans
  • Heat and salt budgets
  • Ocean deposits
  • Waves, currents, and tides
  • Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resources
  • Coral reefs, coral bleaching
  • Sea level changes
  • Law of the sea and marine pollution
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16.Biogeography
  • Genesis of soils
  • Classification and distribution of soils
  • Soil profile
  • Soil erosion
  • Degradation and conservation
  • Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals
  • Problems of deforestation and conservation measures
  • Social forestry
  • Agro-forestry
  • Wild life
  • Major gene pool centers
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21.Environmental Geography
  • Principle of ecology
  • Human ecological adaptations
  • Influence of man on ecology and environment
  • Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances
  • Ecosystem their management and conservation
  • Environmental degradation, management, and conservation
  • Biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental hazards and remedial measures
  • Environmental education and legislation
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26.2020 Updates Lectures Based on New Papers
  • Himalayan Cryosphere
  • GLOF
  • Deep Ecology
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Disease Ecology
Lecture 26 Video and Assignment
27.2020 Updates Lectures Based on Contemporary Developments (Common Lecture for Physical, Human & India Geography Course)
  • Agriculture – Innovation, Farm Reforms, Stubble Burning Solutions, Global Studies, Super Absorbent Polymers
  • Climate Change: Vanuatu – coconut fuel, Whale, Arctic Permafrost, Mock Meat (Food and Carbon footprints) , Nauru
  • Geography of Pandemics, Disease Ecology, Health and Medical Tourism in India, Biomedical Waste Management
  • Fastest growing Food Industry: Seaweeds
  • Biomimicry, Beaver Dam, HEP Solutions, Natel՚s Turbine: Environment
  • Flooding: Bangladesh case study
  • Renewable Sources of Energy: Lithium Batteries, Ethanol, Green Hydrogen (Neom, Saudi Arabia)
  • Reverse Migration, Lone Eagle Cities (Work from Home)
  • Climate Refugees: Environmental Migration
  • Geography of Ladakh: Leh (Nyoma, Durbok, Khalsi, Karoo, Likir, Nubra) , Kargil (Dras, Zanskar, Chiktan, Sankoo)
Lecture 2020 Updates Video and Assignment

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