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Study Material for Physical Geography

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Sample Notes :

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

A CLASSIFICATION OF FORCES AFFECTING THE LANDFORMS 

Salient Features :

  • Comprehensive Coverage of Physical Geography of GS Mains Paper I
  • The material is prepared keeping in mind the necessity of the Aspirants with respect to changing UPSC Pattern
  • GS Mains material covers traditional as well as contemporary dimensions of the topics mentioned in the syllabus
  • Underline sub-topics under the broader UPSC syllabus have also been covered
  • Answer writing practice questions alongwith Hints will be provided to help students in understanding the basic structure of the answer.

 

The material consist of following Chapters :

Part 1

Geomorphology

  • Meaning & Scope of Geomorphology
  • Internal Structure of Earth
  • The Theory of Continental Drif
  • Convection Current Hypothesis
  • Plate Tectonics theory
  • Rocks
  • A Classification of Forces affecting the landforms
  • Mountain Building
  • Earthquakes & Tsunamis
  • Volcanism
  • Plains and Plateau
  • Lakes and Swamps
  • Theory of Isostacy
  • Weathering and Erosion
  • Landforms and their Evolution

Oceanography

  • Ocean Bottom Relief
  • Temperature and Salinity of Ocean Waters
  • Ocean Currents
  • Tides
  • Coral Reefs

Part 2

Climatology

  • Earth’s Atmosphere
  • Weather and Climate
  • Air Mass, Fronts & Cyclones
  • Climate classification

Bio-geography

  • Soil Characteristics
  • Factors Responsible for Soil Formation
  • Stages of Soil Formation
  • Soil Forming Processes
  • Soil Profiles and Horizons
  • Soil Classification
  • Soil Erosion and Conservation

 

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