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2. Consider the following statements,

1] El Nino refers to an anomalous heating up of the waters in the central-eastern regions of the equatorial Pacific and implies a consistent, average rise in temperature of 0.5 degree Celsius above normal.

2] La Niña is the positive phase of the El Nino Southern Oscillation and is associated with cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


  1. b) 2 Only
     
  2. c) Both 1 and 2
     
  3. d) Neither 1 nor 2
  4. a) 1 Only


Solution

The correct option is B c) Both 1 and 2
 

Ans c) Both the statements are correct.

Explanation : El Nino refers to an anomalous heating up of the waters in the central-eastern regions of the equatorial Pacific and implies a consistent, average rise in temperature of 0.5 degree Celsius above normal.La Niña is the positive phase of the El Nino Southern Oscillation and is associated with cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.

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