UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements about the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
    1. It is a high pressure zone located near the equator.
    2. During July, ITCZ shifts to about \[20{}^\circ N-25{}^\circ N\] latitudes over Gangetic plain.
    3. The shift of ITCZ in summer encourages the South-West monsoon in India.
    Which o/the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D) (d) All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is a low pressure zone located at the equator where the trade winds converge. In the month of July, the ITCZ is located around \[20{}^\circ \,\,N-25{}^\circ \,\,N\] latitudes over the Gangetic plains and is often called the 'monsoon trough'. Due to this shift of ITCZ, the trade winds of the Southern hemisphere cross the equator between \[40{}^\circ \,\,E\] and \[60{}^\circ \,\,E\] longitudes and start blowing from South-West to North-West due to Coriolis force. This causes the South-West monsoon in India.

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