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The snow line is lower for Eastern Himalayas compared to that of Western Himalayas. Consider the following statements which can explain the reasons

1. Eastern Himalayas are near to the Equator.

2. Western Himalayas are more continental in their location thus has lesser maritime influence.

3. Southwest monsoon winds have the moderating effect on the Western Himalayas.

Choose the correct code


A

1,2 only

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1, 3 only

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C

2, 3 only

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D

All the above

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Solution

The correct option is C

All the above


Snow line is a line above which no vegetation grows on high altitude mountains because of permanent snow cover. Bay of Bengal branch of the Southwest monsoon winds cause copious rainfall in the eastern Himalayas while monsoon winds hardly reach Western Himalayas and thus causing no rainfall. This higher rainfall leads to decrease in the height of snow line in the Eastern Himalayas.


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