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What causes the deflection of wind to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere?

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Tyndall effect
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Coriolis effect
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Earth's spherical shape
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Hypersonic effect
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Solution

The correct option is B Coriolis effect
Coriolis effect explains how wind direction is affected by the rotation of Earth. The rotation of the Earth deflects wind to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.

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