1.Which one among the following statements regarding Chinook winds is not correct?A. They rise from the Pacific Ocean
B. After crossing the Rockies, they descend to ' the east of the mountains
C. They bring rainfall in the Prairies
D. These winds are beneficial to wheat cultivation
2.Which among the following is/are correctly matched?
1. Sirocco - Cold wind
2. Levanter - Hot wind
3. Foehn - Hot wind
Select the correct code from below:A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 3 only
D. None of the above
3.Which among the following local winds of India with their region is incorrectly matched?
1. Loo - Northern Plains region
2. Kalbaisakhi - West Bengal region
3. Mango showers - Tamil Nadu region
Select the correct code from below:A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. All of the above
4.Consider the following statements regarding Nor Westers:
1) These are local winds.
2) They are not found in India.
3) Their onset is usually indicated by thunderstorm like conditions.
Which of the statements given above is/are INCORRECT?A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1 and 3 only
5.Which among the given is the example of warm local winds?
Select the correct code from the given below:A. 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 2 and 3 only
1. Ans. C.
2. Ans. C.
3. Ans. A.
4. Ans. B.
5. Ans. D.
Different Winds and Their Names
|Bora||From eastern Europe to north eastern Italy|
|Cape Doctor||S. African coast|
|Chinook||Westerly off the rocky mountain|
|Elephanta||Malabar coast of India|
|Fohn||Off the northern side of Alps or north Italy|
|Fremantle Doctor||Perth, western Australia|
|Harmattan||Dry northerly, West Africa|
|Karaburan||black storm, a Spring and Summer Katabatic wind of central Asia|
|Khamsin||southeasterly from north Africa to the eastern Mediterranean|
|Khazri||Cold north wind, Azerbaijan republic|
|Lodos||South westerly towards Turkey|
|Loo||India and Pakistan|
|Mistral||cold northerly from central France and the Alps to Mediterranean|
|Nor’easter||Eastern USA, especially New England|
|Nor’wester||East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island|
|Simoom||strong, dry, desert wind that blows in the Sahara, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the desert of Arabia|
|Sirocco||southerly from north Africa to southern Europe|
|Sundowner||strong offshore wind off the California coast|
|Zonda||on the eastern slope of the Andes in Argentina|
|Santa Ana||Southern California|
|Vendavel||Strait of Gibralter|
|Tramontane||Mediterranean(similar to Mistral)|
|Shamal||Iraq and the Persian Gulf states|
|Maestro||Adriatic sea(cold northerly)|
|Rashabar(“black wind”)||a strong wind in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, particularly in Sulaimaniya.|
|Passat||medium strong, constant blowing wind at sea in tropical areas|
|Kali Andhi||before monsoon in the northwestern parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain|
|Etesian||Northerly across Greece and Turkey|
|Diablo||San Francisco bay|
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