UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following
    1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean.
    2. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Northern Hemisphere than that in the Southern Hemisphere.
    Correct statements

    A)  1 only                         

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     The annual range of temperature is lesser in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean because the Pacific Ocean is much larger than the Atlantic Ocean. Thus the impact of land masses is much smaller on the Pacific Ocean than on the Atlantic Ocean. Land masses cause larger range of temperature. The annual range of temperature is greater in the northern hemisphere because of larger land masses.

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