Consider the following statements:

  1. Earth has greater rotational velocity at equator than at poles
  2. Coriolis effect decreases from equator towards poles

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because Coriolis Effect increases from equator towards poles and is zero at equator. Coriolis force is an apparent force caused by the earth's rotation.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module