Consider the following statements:

  1. The altitude of tropopause is more in summer than in winter
  2. Temperature inversion is very much frequent in troposphere

     Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
The height of tropopause is variable with time and latitude. The height generally varies from 16 km at equator to 8 km at the poles. The change in height is due to difference in heating of the area. The tropospheric zone is capped in most places by a temperature inversion level where the fall in temperature with increasing height is replaced by a rise in temperature with height.

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