Consider the following statements:

  1. Coriolis effect is caused by the revolution of earth around sun
  2. Coriolis effect increases from equator towards poles
  3. Winds are deflected to their right in northern hemisphere and to their left in southern hemisphere due to coriolis effect

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 & 3 Only

First statement is incorrect because the effect of rotation of earth on direction of winds is called the Coriolis effect. Second and third statements are correct.

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