UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. Coriolis force is more at equator progressively decreases away from the equator.
    2. Trade winds carry more moisture and are more regular.
    3. Trade winds are offshore on Western coasts and hence, they contribute in desert formation.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  2 and 3

    B)         Only 2

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  1 sad 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Coriolis Effect is a deflection of moving objects when the motion is described relative to a rotating reference frame. In a reference frame with clockwise rotation, the deflection is to the lift of the motion of the object, in one with counter clockwise rotation, the deflection is to the right. Trade winds are the prevailing pattern of Easterly surface winds found in the tropics, with in the lower portion of the Earth's atmosphere, in the lower section of the troposphere near the Earth's equator.

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