UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following oceans with respect to extent of continent slopes

    A)  Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean

    B)  Pacific ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean

    C)  Atlantic ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean

    D)  Indian ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean Which of the above is the correct sequence in descending order of percentage of area occupied by continental slopes in the respective oceans?

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     Continental slopes cover 12.4 percent area of the Atlantic Ocean, 7.0 percent of the Pacific Ocean and 6.5 percent of the Indian Ocean.

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