GEOGRAPHY

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...
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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...
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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,...
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Precipitation and Types of Precipitation

Precipitation and Types of Precipitation Precipitation and types of Precipitation. Before we start, you should have to know about Cloud and Hydrological cycle. Precipitation Precipitation occurs when droplets of water or ice crystals become too large and heavy to be held aloft and fall as rain, snow, sleet or hail....
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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....
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Latitude, Longitude, Parallel and Great Circle

Latitude, Longitude, Parallel and Great Circle Latitude: ″ Latitude is the Angular distance measure North (N) and South (S) of the equator. We can project the line from the point P from the earth surface to the centre of the Earth. ″ The angle between this line and equator plane is...
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Mountains, Plateaus, Plains and its Different Types

Mountains, Plateaus, Plains and its Different Types In general, geomorphic processes that originate within Earth, called endogenic processes result in an increase in surface relief, while the exogenic processes, those that originate at Earth’s surface, tend to decrease relief.  Igneous and tectonic processes constitute the endogenic geomorphic processes. Exogenic processes...
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