Climate of India

Introduction Climate is an important element of the physical environment of mankind. It is the aggregate of atmospheric conditions involving heat, moisture and air movement. Climate refers to the sum total of weather conditions and variations over a large area for a long period of time (more than thirty years). Weather refers to the state… Continue reading Climate of India

Physical features of India

Introduction The Peninsular plateau constitutes one of the ancient landmass on the earth’s surface (composed of igneous rock and metamorphic rocks). The Himalayas and the northern plains are the most recent landmass. The northern plain is composed of alluvial soil. Major Physiographic Divisions The Himalayan region The Northern plains The Peninsular Plateau The Indian Desert… Continue reading Physical features of India

The Drainage System of India

Introduction The drainage system is an integrated system of tributaries and a trunk stream which collects and funnels surface water to the sea, lake or some other body of water. The total area that contributes water to a single drainage system is known as a ‘drainage basin’. This is basic spatial geomorphic unit of a… Continue reading The Drainage System of India

Classifications of Planets

Introduction A celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit around a star is known as a planet. The eight planets have been divided into two groups. All the planets of a particular group have some common features. ‘Terrestrial planets’ or ‘Rocky planets’ and ‘Jovian planets’ or ‘Gaseous planets’ (Gas giants) are the two groups of… Continue reading Classifications of Planets

The Earth

About earth Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. While scientists continue to hunt for clues of life beyond Earth, our home planet remains the only place in the universe where we’ve ever identified living organisms. Earth is the fifth-largest planet in the solar system. It’s smaller than the four gas giants… Continue reading The Earth

The Solar System

Introduction As the name implies, the solar system has something to do with the Sun, or Sol. (Incidentally, the words Sun, Moon, Earth, Mars, etc., should be capitalized since they are proper names.) The Sun dominates and controls the solar system, mainly by its gravitational influence (keeping the planets in their orbits), but of course… Continue reading The Solar System

The Universe

Introduction The universe is a huge wide-open space that holds everything from the smallest particle to the biggest galaxy. No one knows just how big the Universe is. Astronomers try to measure it all the time. They use a special instrument called a spectroscope to tell whether an object is moving away from Earth or… Continue reading The Universe