Geography current affairs compilation-2022

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Geography current affairs compilation-2022

Geography current affairs compilation: 1- The Southwest monsoon is responsible for around 75% of the country’s annual rainfall.

2- Monsoon rainfall supports around 78% of the country’s gross cultivated area.

3-Approximately 75% of the Southwest monsoon occurs between June and September.

4-The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is the temperature differential between the eastern (Bay of Bengal) and western Indian Oceans (Arabian Sea).

5-The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) forms in the Indian Ocean’s equatorial zone from April to May, peaking in October.

Geography current affairs compilation

6-The Long Period Average (LPA) is the average rainfall received between 1971 and 2021 over a 50-year period. This equates to 87cm of rainfall on average.

7-The Pacific Ocean experiences La Nia weather patterns. This results in normal or above-average rainfall in India.

8-The term “El Nio” refers to the exceptional warming of surface waters in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. El Nio is Spanish for “the tiny boy.”

9-In 2022, the southwest monsoon is expected to be “normal.”

10-Western Disturbances form in the mid-latitude region (north of the Tropic of Cancer) rather than the tropical region, hence they are referred to as mid-latitude storms or extra-tropical storms.

Geography current affairs compilation

11-The lack of Western disturbances in March and April has resulted in the greatest temperatures in Northern India in the recent 72 years.

12-Western Disturbances are low-pressure systems embedded in westerlies, which flow from west to east.

13-Madden The Julian Oscillation (MJO) is a cloud, wind, and pressure disturbance that moves eastward at a speed of 4-8 metres per second. On average, the MJO travels around the world every 30-60 days. It can take up to 90 days at times.

14-According to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change and the IPCC’s Report (AR6), the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is losing its stability.

15-Global warming has the potential to harm the world’s major ocean systems.

Geography current affairs compilation

16-A 2017 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) survey found that average US temperatures had risen since the late 1800s.

17-June-21- This is the summer solstice, or the longest day of the summer season. When the sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer, this happens.

18- 21st December or The Winter Solstice, commemorates the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

19-Tides are the periodic rise and decrease of sea level caused by the gravitational force of the Moon and Sun, which occurs once or twice a day.

20- Only over warm ocean waters near the equator do tropical cyclones form.

Geography current affairs compilation

21- Every year, between 70 to 90 cyclonic systems form around the world. The wind spirals around a low-pressure area due to the Coriolis force.

22-Hurricane Ida recently made landfall in Louisiana, United States. It is a Category 4 storm, one of the most powerful storms to ever impact the United States.

Geography current affairs compilation-2022

23- A glacial lake is a body of water formed by glacier activity. They arise when a glacier erodes the terrain and then melts, filling the resulting depression.

24-The earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale originated near Sonitpur, Tezpur, Assam, according to the National Centre of Seismology.

25-A landslide occurs when a pile of rock, rubble, or earth slides down a hill. Landslides include five types of slope movement: falls, topples, slides, spreads, and flows.

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