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1. Assertion (A): Wind patterns are clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Reason (R): The directions of wind patterns in the northern and the southern hemisphere are governed by the Coriolis effect. [2005]


2. Assertion (A): Areas lying within five to eight degrees latitude on either side of the equator receive rainfall throughout the year.
Reason (R) : High temperatures and high humidity cause convectional rain to fall mostly in the afternoons near the equator. [2003]


3. Assertion (A): 60 - 65 latitudes in both the hemispheres have a low pressure belt instead of high pressure.
Reason (R): The low pressure areas are permanent over oceans rather than on land. [2002]


4. Consider the following statements: [2007]
1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean.
2. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Northern Hemisphere than that in the Southern Hemisphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. A new type of El Nino called El Nino Modoki appeared in the news. In this context, consider the following statements: [2010]
1. Normal EI Nino forms in the Central Pacific ocean whereas El Nino Modoki forms in Eastern Pacific ocean
2. Normal El Nino results in diminished hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean but El Nino Modoki results in a greater number of hurricanes with greater frequency.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?



6. Assertion (A): The surface winds spiral inwards upon the centre of the cyclone.
Reason (R): Air descends in the centre of the cyclone. [2002]


7. Where are the Balearic Islands located? [2005]


8. Consider the following statements: [2002]
1. In equatorial regions, the year is divided into four main seasons
2. In Mediterranean region, summer receives more rain.
3. In China type climate; rainfall occurs throughout the year
4. Tropical highlands exhibit vertical zonation of different climates
Which of these statements are correct?


9. Which one of the following statements is correct? [2005]


10. With reference to, the river Luni, which one of the following statements is correct? [2010]


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