UPSC Geography Atmosphere Question Bank Atmosphere

  • question_answer Which of the following statements is/are correct? [NDA/NA 2014-II]
    1. The tropical cyclones of China Sea are called typhoons.
    2. The tropical cyclones of the West Indies are called tornadoes.
    3. The tropical cyclones of Australia are called Willy willies.
    4. Formation of an anticyclone results in stormy weather condition.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    A)  1, 2, 3 and 4

    B)  1, 2 and 4 only

    C)  1 and 3 only

    D)  3 only

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     A typhoon is the name of a strong tropical cyclone whose development is common in the Western North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. The vast majority of tornadoes occur in the Tornado Alley region of the United States although they can occur nearly anywhere in North America. Willy willies is a severe tropical clone of Australia. Formation of an anti-cyclone results in calm and settled weather.


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