Question

Consider the following statements about Roaring Forties :
1. They are strong Westerly winds found in the oceans of Southern Hemisphere.
2. The strong east to west air currents are caused by the combination of air being displaced from the Equator towards the South Pole and the earth's rotation and abundance of landmasses to serve as wind breaks.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? 

A

1 only

B

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

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Updated on : 2022-09-05
Solution
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Correct option is A)

The Roaring Forties are strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere, generally between the latitudes of 40 and 50 degrees. The strong west-to-east air currents are caused by the combination of air being displaced from the Equator towards the South Pole, the Earth's rotation, and the scarcity of landmasses to serve as windbreaks. The Roaring Forties were a major aid to ships sailing the Brouwer Route from Europe to the East Indies or Australasia during the Age of Sail, and in modern usage are favored by yachtsmen on round-the-world voyages and competitions.

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