• ACTION OF GLACIERS IN TEMPERATE REGIONS
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    ACTION OF GLACIERS IN TEMPERATE REGIONS

    The action of glacier as an important agent of erosion, transportation and deposition of materials is confined to mountainous and temperate regions of the world.   TERMS ASSOCIATED WITH GLACIERS Ice: This refers to solid form of water, resulting from freezing when the temperature is persistently below zero degrees Celsius. Glacier: Meaning moving ice, refers to a very large accumulation of ice (frozen sea or river) in motion. Glaciation: This refers to the wearing away of the earth surface by glacier. Snow: This refers to frozen water vapour which falls in form of crystals through the atmosphere. Snow-line: This is the lower limit of perpetual snow cover on a mountain.…

  • FRUIT FARMING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS OF AFRICA
    REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

    FRUIT FARMING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS OF AFRICA

    Fruit farming is defined as the type of farming in which farmers cultivate mainly fruit crops either for domestic, industrial or commercial purposes. It is regarded as Orchard farming.   MAJOR AREAS OF FRUIT FARMING In North-West Africa: The areas include Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Morocco. In South Africa: The areas are mainly around Cape Town, Natal and Orange Free State.   FACTORS FAVOURABLE TO FRUIT FARMING The presence of Mediterranean climate favours fruit farming in the regions. Presence of a bright, sunny weather with hot, dry summers and wet winters. Presence of a dry warm summer temperature of 21 degrees Celsius – 27 degrees Celsius. Abundance of rainfall in…

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