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The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is / are the reason / reasons?

1. Thermal difference between land and water
2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans
3. Presence of strong winds in the interior
4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer:

A

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Explanation:

The high annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents compared to coastal areas is primarily due to the thermal difference between land and water. Land heats up and cools down more quickly than water, leading to greater temperature variations between day and night.

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