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Discuss how local winds are different from planetary winds. with examples, underline the role of local winds in influencing climate, agriculture and socio-economic conditions of various regions of the world.

Topic : Pressure and Global Pressure belts, Winds, Planetary winds, Seasonal winds, Local winds

1. Discuss how local winds are different from planetary winds. with examples, underline the role of local winds in influencing climate, agriculture and socio-economic conditions of various regions of the world. (250 words)

Reference: World physical geography by G C Leong

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, portion geography.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to explain in what way local winds are different from planetary winds with examples, and also underline the role of local winds in influencing climate, agriculture and socio-economic conditions of various regions of the world.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Define simply what are local winds and global winds in general.

Body:

Briefly discuss these two types of winds by highlighting the characteristic difference between them.

Explain the difference between the two. Give examples to demarcate the difference more clearly from across the world.

One must bring out the role of local winds in the climate, agriculture and livelihood in different regions through examples.

Discuss their impact on socio-cultural region, give examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting the significance of such winds.

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