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Which of the following statements is correct?

1) The sub-polar low pressure belt exists between 50 degrees to 60 degrees latitude in both the direction.

2) The polar high pressure belt exists between 60 degree to 70 degree latitude in both the direction.


1. Only 1
2. Only 2
3. Both 1 and 2
4. Neither 1 nor 2

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Neither 1 nor 2

The correct answer is Neither 1 nor 2.

       Sub-polar low pressure belt - 

  • The sub-polar low-pressure belt exists between 60 degrees to 65 degrees latitude in both the direction.
  • It is also known as a temperate convergence zone.
  • It is a zone of convergence of hot and cold air masses.

 

       Polar high-pressure belt -              

  • The polar high-pressure belt exists between 75 degrees to 90 degrees latitude in both the hemispheres.
  • This is areas of high atmospheric pressure around the north and south poles.
  • In this zone, the temperature is permanently low, and the air is dense and heavy.
  • These polar regions have permanent high caps.

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