Category: Geography

Sources of Irrigation

What is Irrigation? Water is an important input for successful agriculture. Water may be available to crops in the natural course by rainfall or it may be supplied to the agricultural fields artificially by human efforts. The process of supplying water to crops by artificial means such as canals, wells, tube-wells, tanks, etc. from the

Biogeochemical Cycle

What is Biogeochemical Cycle? The biogeochemical cycle may be defined as the more or less circular path which brings about the circulation of chemicals and elements, including all essential elements from the environment to the organisms and back to the environment. Types of Biogeochemical Cycle: Gaseous Cycles: In which the reservoir is in the atmosphere.

Cloud Formation And Types of Clouds

Cloud Formation And Types of Clouds: Clouds are made up of condensed water droplets, ice particles, or a mixture of both, suspended in the air. Line joining places with the equal degree of cloudiness is called as Isonephs. Formation Of Cloud: Cloud particles grow around a tiny center of solid matter. This dust speck of

Wetland- Types & Importance

What is Wetland? A wetland is an ecosystem in which the land surface is saturated or is covered with standing water for a part of the year. In other words, a wetland is an area of land which is permanently or periodically saturated with water and exists as a distinct ecosystem. Wetlands play many roles

Solid Waste Management

What is Solid Waste Management? Solid Waste Management is associated with the control of waste generation, its storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing, and disposal in a manner that is in accordance with the best principles of public health, economics, engineering, conservation, aesthetics, public attitude, and environmental considerations. In general, solid waste management system has

Latitude and Longitude

Latitude and Longitude: Latitude: It is an angular distance of a point on the Earth’s surface measured in degrees from the Earth center. These are called parallels as they are drawn parallel to the equator. These lines are actually circles becoming smaller poleward. The Equator represents 0° whereas the North pole and South pole are

Seasonal Rhythm Of Indian Monsoon

Seasonal Rhythm Of Indian Monsoon: Indian meteorological department has recognized the following four distinct seasons- Cold Weather Season or Winter Season. Hot Weather Season or Summer Season. South-West Monsoon Season or Rainy Season. Cool Season or Retreating Monsoon Season. Cold Weather Season: Starts from 15th December to 15th March. During this season sun is over

Eutrophication: Process & Control Measures

The process of nutrient enrichment of water and consequent loss of species diversity is called eutrophication. Water polluted with inorganic fertilizers containing nitrates and phosphates or containing organic wastes causes eutrophication in water bodies. The Decomposition of organic wastes also increases nutrients in the water and causes eutrophication. During eutrophication, there is a luxuriant growth