• IASbaba
  • September 10, 2015
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TLP Mains 2015
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On the outline map of India provided to you, mark the location of all of the following. Write in your QCA Booklet the significance of the locations, whether physical/commercial/economic/ecological/environmental/cultural in not more than 30 words for each entry: (2 x 5 =10 marks)

  1. Leh
  2. Mount Abu
  3. Chambal river
  4. Kachchh peninsula
  5. Konkan coast

2. Briefly explain the following terms in not more than 50 words each: (5 x 5 =25 marks)

  1. Rossby waves
  2. Polar front
  3. Pacific decadal oscillation
  4. ITCZ
  5. Trade winds

3. Write a short note on the heat budget of the earth. Also discuss the anthropogenic factors that are responsible for disrupting this balance. What are its consequences? (25 marks)

4. How jet streams are formed? What impacts do jet streams have on climate of the world? (15 marks)

5. Discuss the models that are used to explain atmospheric pressure and circulation. Also enumerate their merits and limitations. (25 marks)

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