Islands of India

There are two archipelagoes under the sovereignty of India i.e. Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep. Archipelagoes refers to a group of islands. These islands of India are located in the India ocean. These island are very important economically, environmentally and strategically. A student of geography should know about the process of formation of these islands … Read more

Mountain Ranges in India

India is a physiologically diverse country. There are five physiological divisions of India i.e. Indo-Gangetic Plains, Plateau, Mountain Ranges, Coastal Plains and Islands. The mountain ranges in India form the third largest physiological unit of India. These mountain ranges were formed during different periods of geological history in different places. Therefore, their altitude, rock structure, … Read more

Grasslands of the World

Grasslands are the large continuous regions having different types of grasses with either no trees or negligible presence of trees. These grasslands of the world are one of the largest biomes of the world. Steppe is the largest grassland in the world. Types of Grasslands There are two types of grasslands i.e. temperate grasslands and … Read more

Bomb Cyclone

Recently, the readers might have come across viral photos and videos of homes, cars, roads, lawns etc. covered in four feet of snow near the Great Lakes Region in North America. This snowfall occurred, unexpectedly, in a very short period. The meteorologist attributed this atmospheric event to the Bomb Cyclone. However, most people don’t know the … Read more

Temperate Cyclone

Temperate cyclone is rotating weather system which is formed in mid-latitudes. Frontal Cyclones, mid-latitude depressions, extra-tropical cyclones are all synonyms of temperate cyclone. They derive their name from temperate climates which exist in the mid-latitudinal zone i.e. 30° to 60°latitudes. It is this zone where the warm tropical air mass meets the cold polar Air … Read more

What is a Cold Wave?

The winter season starts to set in after the autumnal solstice (23rd September) in the northern hemisphere. The months of December and January are the coldest months of winter in India. We often hear the news of cold waves. The reporters warn us of the different alerts issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). However, … Read more

Tropical Cyclones

Cyclones are one of the most hazardous atmospheric events. Therefore, disaster management authorities have to issue early warning to the public, take risk reduction measures, prepare rescue strategies and plan rehabilitation before such events occur. Hence, disaster managers must know the types of cyclones, their origin and characteristics. Cyclones are primarily of two types i.e. … Read more

Why Air Pollution in Delhi Increases During Winters?

Air pollution is a health hazard in most of the large cities in Indian sub-continent. However, the air pollution in Delhi during winter season is most notorious amongst them all. However, the air quality degrades in most of the areas of north India during the winter season. Why does it happen? To understand that, we … Read more

Where is it Six Months of Day and Night?

All of us know that earth rotates around its axis in 24 hours which, generally, contains 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night. The length of day and night varies, seasonally. The days become longer during the summer months and shorter during the winter months. However, there are two regions on earth which … Read more