UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Salinity of the open oceans is maximum in the:

    A)  Equatorial regions

    B)  Tropical regions                      

    C)  Sub-tropical region

    D)  Polar region

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     Salinity in the equatorial and tropical regions is low due to excess of rainfall than evaporation. In the polar region the salinity is low due to less evaporation caused by low temperatures. High salinity in the subtropical region is caused by higher rate of evaporation.

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