The atmospheric temperature of a place is governed by __:
1. Its latitudinal distance from the equator
2. Its elevation from the sea level
3. Prevailing winds and influence of ocean currents, if any
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The atmospheric temperature governs the type of biodiversity, fertility of soil, the hydrological cycle and many other abiotic and biotic parameters of our planet. It acts as a resource – in the sense that optimum temperature promotes the production and productivity of many natural resources, such as plants, animals and microbes. Adverse temperature may also act as deterrent to production and propagation of these natural resources.

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