UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Which of following statements is not correct?

    A)  In the North Atlantic Ocean the highest salinity is found off the Labrador coast.

    B)  In the South Atlantic Ocean salinity is higher along the western margins as compared to salinity along the eastern margins.

    C)  South Indian Ocean has lower salinity than the North Indian Ocean.

    D)  Salinity is uniformly low in the Southern Ocean.

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     Labrador coast has very low salinity of 33% as compared to 35-37% in other parts of the Atlantic Ocean. This is due to the cold Labrador Current which washes the Labrador coast.

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