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Which of the following statements is correct about the "Sub tropical high pressure belt"?

1) It exists between 15 degree to 25 degree latitudes in both the hemisphere.

2) It is dynamically induced in low pressure zone.


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-tropical high pressure belt -      

  • The subtropical high-pressure belt is called "Horse latitude".
  • It is called so because of the prevalence of frequent calms.
  • This belt exists between 25 degrees to 35 degrees latitudes in both the hemisphere.
  • It is a dynamically induced high-pressure zone.
  • It is the product of the global air circulation cell known as "Hadley cell".
  • This belt in the Northern hemisphere is sometimes called the "Calms of cancer".
  • And in the southern hemisphere, it is called as "Calms of Capricorn".

       Hadley cell -

  • This cell is named after George Hadley.
  • These cells are pattern of air movement.
  • These cells are responsible for the trade winds in the tropics and control low weather pattern.

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