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Environmental Geology and Soil – Question Paper 2015 | BSc. EM (PU) 1st SEM

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Environmental Geology and SoilPokhara University
Level: Bachelor | Semester: Fall | Year: 2015
Programme: B.Sc. Environmental Management
Course: Environmental Geology and Soil

Full Marks: 100 | Pass Marks: 45 | Time: 3hrs
Candidates are required to give their answer in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt all the questions:

  1. a) Describe our solar system. [8]
    b) What is an atmosphere? Discuss the different layers of atmosphere. [7]
  2.  a) Explain the rock cycle with suitable diagram. [7]
    b) What is an earthquake? How are earthquake distributed in the world? [8]
  3. a) What are the supporting evidences of continental drift hypothesis? Explain. [7+8]
    b) Discuss the internal layers of earth
    a) Describe in brief the landforms made by running water. [8]
    b) ‘Wind is a geomorphic agent’ Explain. [7]
  4. a) Why soil is called ‘three phase system’? Describe on the basis of soil composition. [8]
    b) Explain different types of soil organisms. [7]
  5. Discuss the chemical properties of soil. [15]
    a) Describe the different types of soil degradation processes, cases and their effect on soil quality. [8]
    b) Classify the soil texture based on USDA classification. Explain why texture is important? [7]
  6. a) What is humus? Shed light on the importance of soil organic matter. [7]
    b) Describe the soil profile with neat sketch. [8]
  7. Write short notes on any two: [5 X 2]
    a) Water Cycle
    b) Nitrogen fixation
    c) Spheres of life.
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