TOPIC: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc
1)Discuss how dust storms are formed? Examine the impact of climate change in formation of dust storms?(250 words)
Why this question
Several regions of North India have been hit by dust storms and squall recently which makes it important for us to understand this natural phenomena from a geographical perspective.
Key demand of the question
The question is fairly straightforward. Firstly, we have to explain the mechanism of formation of thunderstorms. Thereafter, we have to delve deeper into the impact climate change has had on dust storms. The frequency of dust storms, how climate change impacts dust storms, the regions of the world where the impact will be greater and how to deal with the situation are aspects to be mentioned.
Discuss – here the mechanism of formation of dust storms is to be discussed
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to delve deeper into the topic and analyze it’s causes and impacts. The points as discussed in the section above need to be brought out.
Structure of the answer
Introduce – introduce your answer by highlighting the spate of dust storms that have hit north India recently.
- Explain the mechanism of formation of dust storms (mentioned in detail in the first article). The mechanism of downdraft has to be explained
- Examine the impact of climate change on dust storms
- The frequency of its formation
- How climate change impacts the formation of dust storms
- Regions of the world where the impact will be greater
Conclusion – Mention how to deal with the situation as it will lead to greater loss of life and property in the future.