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Explain the factors leading to the development of pressures belts across the globe.

 

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1. Explain the factors leading to the development of pressures belts across the globe.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about factors affecting horizontal movement of air, causes behind pressure belts and their distribution.

Directive word: 

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Define pressures belts.

Body:

First, draw a neat labelled diagram showing the global distribution of various pressure belts and explain each belt in detail.

Next, explain the factors that lead to the development of pressures belts – Atmospheric Pressure Gradient, Coriolis Effect, Frictional Force etc, Earth’s revolution, Seasonal variations.

Conclusion:

Write about the significance of pressure belts.