UPSC Geography Atmosphere Question Bank Atmosphere

  • question_answer Because of which one of the following factors, clouds do not precipitate in deserts'.               [NDA 2009-II]

    A)  Low pressure

    B)  Low humidity

    C)  High wind velocity

    D)  High temperature

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Deserts usually have a large diurnal and seasonal temperature range, with high daytime temperatures (in summer up to \[{{45}^{o}}C\]or\[{{113}^{o}}F\]), and low night-time temperatures (in winter down to\[{{0}^{o}}C;\,\,{{32}^{o}}F\]) due to extremely low humidity. Clouds docs not precipitates in deserts due to low humidity.

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