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Climatology Questions

  1. 1.Compare the basis of the climatic classification of Koppen with that of  Thornthwaite’s classification. (86/60)
  2.  Discuss critically the characteristics of tropical cyclones and analyse the extent to which they differ from the temperate cyclones. (87/60).
  3. .Attempt a classification of air masses and  give the characteristic features and ’ associated weather conditions of each class. (88/1/3/60)
  4. Explain the origin, characteristics and  distribution of temperate cyclones. (89/1/3/60)  
  5. Explain the basic criteria used in Thornthwaite’s 1948 classification of climates. (90/60)
  6. Write short note:Hydrological cycle.  (91/20)
  7. Explain the origin, distribution and characteristics of tropical cyclones.(91/60).
  8. Discuss the origin, movements and characteristics of air masses and explain  their role in influencing world climates.(92/60)
  9. Explain the basis of classification of climates. Also mention its merits and limitations. (94/60)
  10. Write short note : Inversion of temperature. (95/20)
  11. Explain and illustrate the life-cycle of a Temperate cyclone and also describe the weather associated with it. (95/60)
  12. Examine critically the drawbacks of Koppen’s Classification of climates. Explain how Thornthwaite attempted to overcome Koppen’s limitations.(96/60)
  13. Define air masses. How do they originate? Classify them and state the characteristics of any one type. (97/1/4/60)
  14. Discuss the nature and composition of earth’s atmosphere. (98/ 60)
  15. Write short note : Cs type of climate, as per Koppen’’s classification (99 /20)
  16. Make a comparative study of the tropical and temperate cyclones. (99/60)
  17. Give an account of the types and distribution of precipitation on the surface of the earth. (00/60)
  18. Discuss the concept of Air-masses and present their classification. (01/60)
  19. Discuss the criteria which Thornthwaite  adopted for his 1948 classification of world  climates. (02/ 60).
  20. Discuss the mechanism and significance of tricellular meridional circulation of atmosphere. (03/ I/ 3/ 60)
  21. How would the impact of global warming differ from one part of the earth to another ? Give a reasoned account. (04/60)
  22. Write short note on Potential evapotranspiration. (04/20)
  23. Discuss the main features of the climatic classification system evolved by Koppen. Also point out its anomalies. (05/ 60)
  24. Compare the structure and associated weather conditions of tropicall cyclone with that of temperate cyclone.(06/ 60)
  25. Discuss the development of local winds, and their influence on local weather, giving three examples of the well-known local winds in the world. (07/60)
  26. What is ’polar front’ ? How does cyclone
  27. Discuss the mechanism and origin of Monsoon winds & explain the role of El Nino 0n Monsoon circulation. (08/60)
  28. Explain factors contributing to the Global  Climate Change. ((09/20)
  29. Discuss the consequences of Climate  Change on agriculture and food security and on the Coastal Zones of the world. (09/20)
  30. How does Climate Change affect urban I areas? (09/20)
  31. Write short note on tropical atmospheric instability (09/20)
  32. Write short note on Inversion of temperature. (10/15)
  33. What is Polar front?How does Cyclone  develop along this front ? Describe the weather conditions associated with it. (10/30)
  34. Examine the variou kinds of atmospheric humidity and their associated forms. I (10/30)
  35. Write short note on Rossby waves and Jet Stream. (11/12)
  36. Give an account of global distribution of precipitation. (11/30)
  37. Contemporary Global Climate change is an anthropogenic phenomenon.” Discuss. (11/30)
  38. Compare and contrast Tropical and Temperate cyclone. (150 words) (12/12)
  39. Classify Airmasses and explain how ‘cP’airmasses affects global climate.(400 words) (12/30)
  40. Answer the following : Impact of Cryosphere on  global climate. (250 .words) (12/20)
  41. Differentiate Storm Surges and Seiches. ( 150 words) (13/)
  42. With suitable examples, bring out the impact of local winds on the climate of an area.(13/)
  43. Discuss Dew point and the various forms of condensation. ( 250 words) (13/)
  44. Discuss the salient features of ‘sirocco’ and ‘mistral’.( 2014/)
  45.  Describe the origin and development of thunderstorms with examples. (2014/)
  46. Discuss the nature and origin of Indian monsoon and recent techniques of its prediction. (2014/)
  47. Discuss as to how frontogenesis contributes to weather instability. (2015/)
  48.  What is Potential Evapotranspiration? Explain how it is used in assessing the water balance in an area.(2015/)
  49. Discuss the basis of Koppen’s climatic classification. Bring out the salient characteristics of ‘Cs’ type of climate. (2015/)
  50. Explain the meridional circulation of the atmosphere and its importance in world climate. (2015/)
  51. Differentiate between insolation and temperature and explain anomalous temperature. (2016/10).
  52. Compare the origin and weather conditions associated with the tropical and temperate cyclones. (2016/15)
  53. “Climate change is a reality.” Explain with suitable examples. (20M)(2017/20)
  54. “climate, slope gradient and rock structure influence the avulsion of channels.” Explain. (15M)
  55. Give a reasoned account on howl the impact of global warming differ from one part of the earth to the other.(2016/15).
  56. Discuss the significance of world climate research programme  (WCRP) and its core projects in the understanding of climate change.(2016/20)
  57. Discuss the  forces which govern the air movement on the Earth’s surface.(2017/20)
  58. Explain the role of  evaporation in hydrological cycle.(2018/10)
  59. critically examine the basis and scheme of climatic classification proposed by GT Trewartha.(2017/15)
  60. Explain the origin progress and Retreat of the Indian monsoon and discuss its impact on the Indian economy.(2018/20)

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