Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
1) Discuss the role played by the geographical factors such as physiography and climatic phenomena in determining the air quality of the region. Explain with examples. (250 words)
why this question:
The article brings out the case of air pollution witnessed by the Capital Delhi and the factors controlling the levels of air pollution. Thus, it is important for us to analyse the associated factors and their impact.
Key demands of the question:
The answer must explain the factors (geographical) responsible in controlling the levels of air pollution of a region with examples.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines explain what is air pollution, factors responsible for it.
Discuss the following aspects in the answer:
- What factors – geographical, effect the air pollution aspect of a region? – physiography: presence of barriers, proximity to land and water, elevation, altitude etc. climatic conditions – hot, wet, dry etc.
- Take hint from the article and explain in detail the case study of Delhi.
- Discuss what are other factors that are working in tandem.
Conclude with way forward.