Climate and weather

Countries through which the equator passes

The Equator is an imaginary line passing through the center of the Earth. It divides Earth into two hemispheres- the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. The latitude of the equator is 0 degrees. Going up or down the equator, the latitude value increases. There are 11 countries through which the equator passes. 11 countries …

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Winds | Types of winds | Prevailing, periodic, and local winds

The wind is the movement of atmospheric air at the ground level. This movement of air occurs because of the changes in atmospheric pressure and/or the motion of the Earth. In this article, we will learn about the different types of winds. Let’s read. Types of winds There are three types of winds- Prevailing or …

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Which is the largest desert in the world? | Top 3 largest deserts

A desert is any region on Earth that receives very little precipitation. Most climatologists and geomorphologists classify regions with less than 250 mm of average annual precipitation as deserts. This article briefs you about the three largest deserts in the world. The largest desert in the world might be a surprise for most people. The …

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The four seasons on Earth | Why the Earth has seasons?

Seasons

Many people think Summers occur when the Earth is closer to the Sun. This is not true. In fact, when there are summers in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere experiences Winter and vice-versa. So what causes the four seasons? Let’s read. The seasons on Earth (or any other planet) occur due to its axial …

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Why is the South pole colder than the North pole?

Why is the South Pole colder than the North Pole?

The South Pole is colder than the North Pole. Why? let’s read. The geographic South Pole lies on the continent of Antarctica while the geographic North Pole lies on the Arctic Ocean. Antarctica is the continent with the highest average elevation (2,500 meters). As we know temperature drops with the increase in elevation, the South …

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