UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following water bodies
    1. Lake Van
    2. Dead Sea
    3. Red Sea
    4. Gulf of Bothnia
    Find out the correct sequence of the above water bodies in descending order of salinity by using the following codes.

    A)  1, 2, 3 and 4    

    B)  2, 3, 4 and 1

    C)  3, 4, 2 and 1                

    D)  4, 3, 2 and 1

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Salinity of the above mentioned water bodies are as follows: Lake Van (Turkey)\[=33{\scriptstyle{}^{o}/{}_{oo}},\] Dead Sea \[=240{\scriptstyle{}^{o}/{}_{oo}},\] Red Sea \[=37-41{\scriptstyle{}^{o}/{}_{oo}},\] Gulf of Bothnia \[=2{\scriptstyle{}^{o}/{}_{oo}},\]

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