Consider the following statements about Megha-Tropiques:

  1. It is a collaborative effort between ISRO and NASA
  2. It is a satellite mission to study the water cycle in tropical atmosphere

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because Megha-Tropiques is a collaborative effort between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and French Centre. Second statement is correct because it is a satellite mission to study the water cycle in the tropical atmosphere in the context of climate change. It provides observation of 3 interrelated components of the atmospheric engine: water vapour, condensed water (clouds and precipitations), and radiative fluxes.

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