028 - Changes in Critical Geographical Features

It’s not just the geographical conditions that have led to recurring floods in Eastern India. Discuss and also suggest measures to tackle this menace.

Floods are an adverse meteorological event wherein an excessive amount of water gets accumulated in an area & is unable to leave causing submergence. As per IPCC report; over 2 times more floods are occurring per year since the 2000’s. But the devastating impact is also due to human action & our pattern of settlements ..

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What is Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)? Discuss the reasons for recent decline in the AMOC and its associated impact.

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is a phenomenon of large ocean current circulation in the Atlantic Ocean, that redistributes heat, salinity, etc., between parts of the ocean, as below. Warm north Atlantic current takes warm waters towards coast of Norway, heating surrounding coasts. A branch of this warm current, flows along coast of western Europe. Cold ..

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Explain the concept of Carbon Compensation Depth. Discuss the implications of rise in this depth due to anthropogenic activities.

Carbon Compensation Depth (CCD) refers to the level of depth of the ocean till where carbon doesn’t dissolve and is present in an adequate amount. Features: It is essential for the survival of marine organisms, whose bodies are made up of carbonate shells like corals, mollusks, planktons, etc. Carbon dioxide above the CCD is locked ..

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Highlighting the geographical and economic importance of the Hindukush-Himalayan region, outline the changes in the critical geographical features and the consequence it will have.

The Hindukush-Himalayan region consists of the central Asian and south Asian alpine regions. It plays a very important role in the geography and economy of the region: It is the third largest source of fresh water in form of glaciers, after the Arctic and Antarctica. Also called the third pole for the same reason. It ..

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Bring out the relationship between the shrinking Himalayan glaciers and the symptoms of climate change in the Indian sub-continent.

The Himalayan glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate of 0.50% annually, and are expected to shrink by 45% by 2100, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. The shrinking Himalayas are symptomatic of the adverse effects of the global warming caused by the climate change in the Indian subcontinent. The ..

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