Monthly Archives: January 2016

Plateaus and Types of Plateaus

Plateaus and Its Types This article clearly explains about the Plateaus, Types of Plateaus and Famous Plateaus of the world. Plateaus The term plateau is applied to any fairly flat high land region a tableland or elevated tract of comparatively flat or level land, the surface of which may be uniformly levelled or have broad… Read More »

Mountains and different types of Mountains

Mountains and Types of Mountains Mountains are significant relief features of the second order on the Earth’s surface. Generally, the mountains are more than 1000 m high. The mountains, whose height is less than 1000 m, called hills. Cordillera includes a general highland formed in a different period and by different processes. Orogeny The word… Read More »

Standard Time and International Meridian Conference

Standard Time and International Meridian Conference (IMC) Standard Time and International Meridian Conference (IMC) are one of the important topics in UPSC Examinations. So, I think this article will surely helpful for your Examinations. Standard Time  Before the middle of 19th century, 100’s of different time system were in use, throughout the world, based on… Read More »

Forces acting on the moving air near the Earth’s surface

Forces acting on the moving air near the Earth’s surface There are three forces acting on moving air near the Earth’s Surface. They are Pressure Gradients Force (PGF) Coriolis Force. Forces of Friction. (1) Pressure gradient force (pgf) Pressure Gradient Force is the basic activating force for the wind. I.e. it initiates the movement of… Read More »