UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2011

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    Westerlies in Southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent than in Northern hemisphere. Why?
    1. Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to Northern hemisphere.
    2. Coriolis force is higher in Southern hemisphere as compared to Northern hemisphere.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] Coriolis force is dependent only on the rotation of the Earth. So, it is nearly constant from similar latitudinal distance from either side of the equator.

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