30th August, 2016 (MAINS)

TODAYs ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-I

Q1. Major hot deserts in northern hemisphere are located between 20-30 degree north and on the western side of the continents. Why? [10marks/2013/GS-1] 200 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Jayant Ghodke

    This phenomenon is related to the atmospheric circulation of air. In this region esterlies flows from horse latitude to eqator. By this action moist air from western margin perticularly 20-30 degree north flows towards equator.
    This results into formation of desarts in western margins. Also some currents also flows along the western margin of the continents. This further helps in forming dry area.