Category: Physical Geography

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SHALE GAS

  shale gas extraction is natural gas produced from shale formations (or the gas trapped in clay and Sedimentary rocks beneath). Gas shales are organic-rich shale formations. In terms …

How Tropical Cyclones are named?

  Tropical cyclone or cyclone. What’s the difference? A tropical cyclone is a generic term used by meteorologists to describe a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over …

Atmospheric Pressure and Pressure Belts

What is Air Pressure: Air has weight and a column of air extending vertically over a given area on earth’s surface exerts pressure. The atmospheric pressure is measured as …

Eclipses and its effects

An eclipse takes place when one heavenly body such as a moon or planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. There are 3 objects that we consider …

The Anthropocene is here

What is this? Evolution of Earth-based on its geographical time scale has divided into different time scales. We are at present living in geological Epoch. Epoch is a large …

Jet Streams

What is the jet stream? The jet stream consists of ribbons of very strong winds which move weather systems around the globe. Jet streams are found 9-16 km above …

El Nino & La Nina

What is El Nino: El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, as opposed to La Niña, which is characterized by unusually cold ocean …

ENSO

What is ENSO:  ENSO is one of the most important climate phenomena on Earth due to its ability to change the global atmospheric circulation, which in turn, influences temperature …

Climate Change and Its Major Effects

Climate Change: Climate change refers to transformations in the climatic pattern of a particular region. It is the process in which the climate of a place shifts away from the …