UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Which of the following statements is not correct?

    A) Temperature of the ocean water increases with depth as we find increase in temperature with increasing depth within the earth.

    B)  Temperature differences play a vital role in controlling the movements of the ocean water.

    C) Differential thermal conditions of the ocean water influence the general atmospheric conditions and control the planetary wind belts.

    D) Ocean water temperature has moderating effect on weather conditions of coastal areas.

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Temperature is highest at the sea surface because the sun's rays give maximum heat energy to the surface. The effect of the sun's rays decreases with increasing depth which results in lower temperature as the depth increases.

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