Topic: Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
2) “The Ring of Fire is home to over more than 450 volcanoes and is affected by 90% of the earthquakes”. Discuss the formation of the Ring of Fire due to plate tectonics. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straight forward from the static portions of the GS paper I.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain in detail the formation of the Ring of Fire due to plate tectonics.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In short define what is Ring of fire.
Introduce the Ring of Fire by stating its location, shape, and characteristics.
Discuss the formation of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its association with plate tectonics.
Give some of the important geological features associated with it.
Conclude by explaining the reason behind its active state due to which it hosts the largest number of active volcanoes of the world.
Conclude by stating relevance of the geographical feature to the world physiography.