Consider the following statements about Anticyclones:

  1. Anticyclones are more common in equatorial areas than in temperate areas
  2. Anticyclones are formed only over water and not over lands

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because most of the anticyclones, are found over oceans around 30° latitude in both the hemispheres. Second statement is incorrect because Anticyclones are also formed in the interiors of the continents in winter season.

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