Consider the following statements about Troposphere:

  1. Temperature decreases with increase in height in troposphere
  2. Thickness of troposphere is greater at equator than at poles

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

First statement is correct. Second statement is also correct because the troposphere is thicker at equator than that at poles. Regions near equator receive more sunlight than the poles making them hotter than poles. The air at equator gets heated up and rises higher being less dense than at equator.

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