Basics of Environmental Studies - Jun 2013
First Year Engineering (Semester 1)
TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS (1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks. 1 (a) Define the following terms (Any five)
(4) Death rate
(6) Artesian well
(7) Specific yield (5 marks) 1 (b) Write the objectives and principles of environmental education(5 marks) 1 (c) Explain the single channel energy flow model.(4 marks) 2 (a) What is biogeochemical cycle? Explain Sulphur cycle with neat sketch. (7 marks) 2 (b) Enlist various types of ecosystem. Explain Grassland ecosystem and Lake ecosystem in detail.(7 marks) 3 (a) Enlist various methods of population projection. Explain Incremental increase method and logistic curve method. (7 marks) 3 (b) Explain renewable and non-renewable resource.(7 marks) 4 (a) Give the classification of use of water(7 marks) 4 (b) Describe Indian Scenario on forest resources.(7 marks) 5 (a) Write a note on geothermal and tidal energy (7 marks) 5 (b) Give the classification of water pollutants. What are the effects of water pollutants on humans? (7 marks) 6 (a) Describe the health hazards caused by air pollution(7 marks) 6 (b) What is noise pollution? How is it measured? Discuss noise rating systems(7 marks) 7 (a) What is global warming? What are the impacts of global warming? Which are the measures to reduce global warming? (7 marks) 7 (b) Discuss the controlling measures of air pollution.(7 marks)