Houses in Rajasthan have thick walls and flat roofs. The thick walls do not allow the heat to get into the houses while the flat roofs help to retain the little water that comes as rain in the desert.
Find out why is it that the houses in the Tarai region and in Goa and Mangalore have sloping roofs
The houses in Tarai region, Goa and Mangalore have sloping roofs so that the rainwater due to heavy rains in these area flow off the roof.
The houses are built on stilts in Assam as there is danger of floods and wild animals in large areas of Assam.
Why most of the world’s deserts are located in the western margins of continents in the subtropics?
Most of the world’s deserts are located in the western margins of continents in the subtropics because trade winds that blow in the region shed their moisture on the eastern side.They become dry by the time they reach the western margin of the continent. Cold ocean currents also tend to stabilise the air over the coast and inhibit cloud formation.
Which of the following places receives the highest rainfall ?
(d) None of these
ANS (b) Mawsynram