The troposphere extends upward to about 10 km above sea level. The height of the top of the troposphere varies with latitude (it is lowest over the poles and highest at the equator).
An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses and separates two bodies of water. Ex: Isthmus of Panama and Isthmus of Kra.
The most distinct characteristic rubber growing countries share is a tropical climate. Tropical climates with consistent temperatures around 25-30 degrees and rainfall of 200 cm support healthy rubber trees.
Ocean currents are continuous movements of water in the ocean that follow set paths, kind of like rivers in the ocean.
Most of this potential exists in seven windy States which include (In Descending Order): Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Deccan trap regions of India are large igneous provinces that have undergone fissure type flood basaltic volcanic eruptions in western parts of India.
IMD has its own colour coding system which are used by the department to signify the intensity of the situation and the warning associated with it.
A primary rock is a rock whose constituents are newly formed (Solidification of Magma or Lava) and have never been constituents of some other rock or formed through replacement and alterations.
Tamil Nadu has maximum no. of Ramsar sites (14), followed by UP which has 10 Ramsar sites.
Along with Rare earths and monazite sands in India, also learn about Minerals Security Partnership (MSP).