SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following statements characterize the anticyclones?
    1. Anticyclones are low pressure systems.
    2. They are characterized by divergent wind circulation.
    3. They are indicative of dry weather conditions.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A)  2 and 3

    B)  1 and 3

    C)  1, 2 and 3        

    D)  Only 1

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] An anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon defined by the United States National Weather Service's glossary as "a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, anti-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere".

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