Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2) What is lightning? How does it strike? Describe the origin and development of thunderstorms with examples .(250 words)

Topic: Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

 2) What is lightning? How does it strike? Describe the origin and development of thunderstorms with examples .(250 words)

The hindu

Why this question:

With 9 lakh lightning strikes between April 1 and July 31 this year, Odisha recorded the highest number of lightning strikes in the country, while Jammu and Kashmir recorded the least with about 20,000 strikes, a report by a research body of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has found. Thus the question aims to ascertain the geographical concept underlying.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the underlying concept of lightning and thunderstorm in detail.

Directive:

Describe – Provide a detailed explanation as to how and why something happens.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define – A thunderstorm is any storm that produces thunder and lightning. At the same time, thunderstorms can also produce high winds, hail, and tornadoes. They are typically associated with cumulus clouds that indicate the presence of rising, unstable air.

Body:

Explain first the origin of a thunderstorm.

Describe the different stages associated with suitable diagrams.

Define the concept of Lightening, highlight the facts brought out by the report.

Explain the impact of it on the lives and livelihood of people, discuss the concerned areas.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

CategoriesINSIGHTS