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(i) While walking in a forest during rains, Raju found that the raindrops were not hitting the forest floor directly. Why?

(ii) How do forests reduce noise pollution?

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
Answered by Expert
(i) The uppermost layer of the forest canopy intercepts the flow of raindrops, and most of the water comes down through the branches and the stems of the trees. Also, rain water drips slowly from the leaves over branches of the shrubs and herbs. Hence, raindrops are not able to hit the forest floor directly.

(ii) Forests absorb the noise of the activities occurring around it like sound of vehicles from nearby highway and thus helps in reducing noise pollution.
Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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