Consider the following Statements Given Below
1. The winds which blow between 30o N and 60o S latitudes through-out the year are known as westerlies
2. The moist air masses that causes winter rains in North-Western region of India are part of westerlies.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- 1 only
- 2 only
- Both 1 and 2
- Neither 1 nor 2
The Wind which blow between 30o N and 60o S latitudes throughout the year are known as westerlies
Wind is an air motion which produced by the uneven heating of the earth’s surface by the sun. Wind is the movement of large amount of air. A wind Between 30oand 60o latitude, the winds that moves toward the poles appear to curve to the east. These winds are known as prevailing westerlies Prevailing westerlies in the Northern Hemisphere are responsible for many of the weather movements across the United States and Canada.
You know that the fastest winds on Earth occur inside tornadoes where wind speeds can reach 250 miles per hour. Wind is a great source of renewable energy.