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Q. Consider the following statements:
  1. The zone separating the troposphere from the stratosphere is known as stratopause.
  2. The temperature in the troposphere decreases at the rate of 6.50C/km.
  3. The mesosphere contains the ozone layer that shields the earth from harmful UV radiations.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only

  2. 2 only

  3. 2 and 3 only

  4. 1 and 3 only


Solution

The correct option is B
2 only
Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: The zone separating the troposphere from the stratosphere is known as the tropopause.

Statement 2 is correct: The temperature in the troposphere decreases at the rate of 6.50C/km.

Statement 3 is incorrect: The stratosphere contains the ozone layer that shields the earth from harmful UV radiations.

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