Geomorphology

1.Discuss the views of W.M. Davis and Walter Penck on the cycle of erosion.  (86/60)

2.Discuss the evolution and characteristics of the land forms of glaciated regions. (87/60)

3.Write short note on Karst landforms in about 200 words. (88 / 20)

4.Critically analyse the concept of plate tectonics and bring out the evidences to
support it. (88/60) |

5.Write short note on Rejuvenated landforms in about 200 words. (89/ 20)

6.Write short note on Plate tectonics in about 200 words. (90/20)
7.Analyse the differences in the models of slope evolution proposed by Davis and Penk. (90/60)

8.Write short note on PoIy cyclic landforms.(91/20)

9.Analyse the sequential development of
landforms in either Karst or Coastal region.  (91/60)

10.Write short note : Classification of Earth Movements. (92/ 20)

11.Explain the factors causing rejuvenation in landscape and describe the resultant landforms.(92/60)

12.Write short note : Treppen Concept.(93/ 20)

13.Discuss, with examples, the influence of vulcanism and diastrophism on the evolution of landscape. (93/60)

14.Discuss the concept of cycle of erosion and bring out clearly the difference between the views of Davis and Penck. (94/ 69)

15.Discuss the limitations of the theory of Continental Drift and show how the theory of Plate Tectonics is an improvement over it. (95/60)

16.Discuss the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering and show their relationship with soil formation.(96/ 60)

17.Write short note : Weathering and soil formation (97/ 20)

18.Discuss the concept of polycyclic landforms and present an analytical study of the polycyclic landforms of a selected region. (97 /60)

19.Write short note : Geomorphic processes. (98/20)

20.Discuss the concept of volcanicity and show how the theory of Plate Tectonics eXplains the mechanism of volcanism and volcanic eruptions. (98/ 60)

21.Bring out the distinctions between the‘continental drift’ theory and the ’plate tectonics’ theory. (99/60)

22. With reference to the theory of Plate Tectonics, explain the origin and growth  of the Young Fold Mountain Systems of the world. (00/ 60)

23. Present a critical analysis of the theory of  Isostasy. (01/60).

24. Provide a critique of the ’Geographical cycle’ model, propounded by Davis. (02/60)

25. Write short note Geosyncline. (02/20)

26. Explain the sequential development of  landforms associated with the coastal  areas(03/60)

27. Describe the landforms which are products of endogenetic forces. (04/60)

28. Write short note : Peneplain.(04/20)

29. ”Structure’ is a dominant control factor in the evolution of landforms.” Discuss with  suitable examples. (05/ 60)

30. Write short note on: Role of seismic waves in  the study of earth’s interior. (05/ 20)

31. Critically evaluate the continental drift  hypothesis of A. Wegener. (06/60)

32. Define the concept of isostasy and discuss the postulations of Airy and Pratt.  (07/60)

33. Critically examine the concept of geomorphic cycle & discuss the views of W.  M.Davis and W. Penck. (08/ 60)

34. Write short note on Seafloor spreading theory. (08/ 20)

35.Highlight the geomorphic features essentially found in topographies under the second cycle of erosion. (09/20)

36.Give a brief account of the principal land biomes and their latitudinal distribution. (09/20)

39.Discuss views on slope development provided by L.C. King.(09/20)

38. Write short note on Essential conditions for the development 0f Karst Topography. (10/15)

39. Bring out the relevance of seismic study in determining the structure of the interior of the earth. (10/30)

40. Weathering is a complex phenomenon involving a number 0f process and is influenced by various factors.” Elaborate.(10/30)

41. Write short note on Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism. (11/12)

42.Name the climatically controlled agents of erosion. Explain how they differ in terms of properties of matter. Compare the landforms produced by each one of them. (11/30)

43. Explain the concept of Isostasy as postulated by Airy and Pratt.(11/30)

44 . Write short notes on Palaeozoic glacial evidence of Continental Drift. (150 words) (12/12)

45.Write short notes on : Systems approach to landform analysis. (150 words) (12/12)

46. Write short notes on Major components of IGBP. (150 words) (12/12)

47. Explain how Bosche and Haldenhang lead to the Theory of Slope Replacement. (400 words) (12 / 30)

48.Answer the following : Characteristics of the standard igeneEp cycle of erosionn. (250 words) (12/20)

49.Differences between Normal cycle and Arid cycle of Davis.(13/10)

50.Impact of Pleistocene Ice Age on the crust of the Earth.(13/10)

51.What is ‘Base level’? Explain the types of base level. (13/15)

52.Define the term ‘meander’ and describe the basic characteristics of entrenched meander and ingrown meander.(14/10)

53.State the concept of plate tectonics. How does it help in explaining the formation of Himalayas and Appalachain Mountains.(14/20)

54.State the concept of erosion surfaces and highlight the factors responsible for their development.(14/15)

55.Explain weathering and mass wasting, and describe their geomorphic significance.(14/20)

56.Explain with example, as to how channel dynamic has been responsible for the development of alluvial fans and cones.(15/20)

 

57.Attempt a classification of geomorphic Process from the zonal point of view.(2015/10)

58.Explain with example, as to how channel dynamic has been responsible for the development of alluvial fans and cones.(15/15)

59. Discuss contributions of the American School of Subaerial Denudation in Geomorphology. (2015/20)

60.”Present-day landforms bear morecomplexity than simplicity.” Elucidate.  (2015/15)

61. Describe the “Basket of eggs topography”.(2016/10)
62. “In explaining the concept of ‘Pediplanation’, King combined the ideas of Davis, Penck and Wood with his own.” Elaborate.(2016/20)
63. “Geological structure has a dominant control on landforms and is reflected on them.” Discuss.(2016/15)
64.Write a note on pseudo-volcanic features. (2017/10)
65.Discuss the faces which govern the air movement on the Earth’s surface. (2017/20)
66.”The knowledge of slope analysis has limited field application in the slope management.” Explain. (2017/15)

67.”Landscape is a function of structure,process and stage.”Critique the statement.(2018/10)

68.Evaluate how far Kober’s Geosynclinal theory explains the mountain building process.(2018/20)

69. Geomorphological Changes are largely responsible for environmental hazards in the Himalayan region, comment with relevant examples.{2018/15)

 

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