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Question 574

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Discuss the relevance of ‘Stop and Go Determinism’ in the present day context.

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Stop and Go Determinism

  • The famous Australian Geographer gave the concept of ‘Stop and Go Determinism’ .
  • This concept is also known as Neo-Determinism. According to this concept, man can do anything towards environment but ultimately environment stops his planning and forces him to think. After thinking man again moves forward and follows the limitat…

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Question 575

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Explain the hydro-meteorological hazards in the Himalayas.

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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards

  • Hydro-meteorological hazards are the results of natural processes or phenomena of atmospheric, hydrological or oceanographic nature such as floods, tropical cyclones, drought, desertification, cloudbursts.
  • Major hydro-meteorological hazards in Himalayan region are flood, cloudbursts, droughts, avalanche and cold waves.
Hydro-Meteorological Hazards

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Question 576

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Discuss the role of spatial pattern of rainfall and temperature in the delimitation of climatic regions of India especially with reference to Stamp՚s climatic regionalization.

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Spatial Pattern of Rainfall and Temperature

  • Rainfall and temperature are the most important factors of climate.
  • In order to delimit any area into climatic regions, on the basis of rainfall and temperature it could be done.
  • Stamp also used these two bases to classify India into climatic regions. He used quantitative limits of temperature and rainfall t…

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Question 577

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Give a reasoned account on how the impact of Global Warming differs from one part of the Earth to the other.

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Global Warming

  • Global warming has resulted in heating up of the atmosphere due to increase in the greenhouse gases such as CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, CFCs.
  • Due to increase in greenhouse gases, solar radiation is absorbed by these gas particles and the outgoing energy is also absorbed and re-emitted b the gas particles.
  • So the atmosphere and t…

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Question 578

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Explain the formation sequence of arch, stack and stump. (5 Marks)

Question 579

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Vijayawada and Amaravati (2017)

Question 580

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Explain the main reasons for formation of erosional landforms in glacial regions. Differentiate these with Aeolian landforms. (10 marks)

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Formation of Erosional Landforms in Glacial Region

  • Weight of the glacial body.
  • Carrying of debris because of cohesive force of ice.
  • The debris causes abrasion leading to erosion.
  • This leads to the formation of various landforms like cirque, hanging valley and aretes.

Aeolian Erosion Occurs Due To

  • Speed of wind and its carrying capacity.
  • Some material are …

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Question 581

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Ken-Betwa, Damanganga-Pinjal & Par-Tapi-Narmada (2017)

Question 582

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Ulihatu (2017)

Question 583

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Why are blowholes unique to coastal regions? (5 Marks)