UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Which the following statements regarding currents of the North Atlantic Ocean are not correct?

    A)  Trade winds maintain fairly steady near North Equatorial current.

    B)  Huge quantity of water is accumulated in the Caribbean Sea.

    C)  On reaching the American coast, the North Equatorial current of the Atlantic Ocean is divided into Antilles current and Caribbean current.

    D)  Florida current is the slowest of all the currents of the North Atlantic Ocean.

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     Florida current is the fastest of all the current of the North Atlantic Ocean. It moves with a velocity of 110 km per day as compared to about 30 km per day of most currents of the North Atlantic Ocean.

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