Physical Geography Recorded Lectures for Geography Optional (2020) by Dr. Manishika Jain with Answer Writing

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Topics Covered

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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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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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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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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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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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