UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements
    1. Ocean currents have great effect on the temperature of the ocean water.
    2. Ocean currents are deeply influenced by local winds.
    3. Labrador Current sinks down the below the Gulf Stream and flows as a sub-surface current.
    4. Ocean currents are not affected by Carioles force.
    Which of the above statements are correct?

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  1 and 3 only

    C)  3 and 4 only    

    D)  2 and 4 only

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Ocean currents are not affected by local winds but they are influenced by the prevailing winds. Further, ocean currents are affected by Coriolis force. That is the reason that currents are deflected to their right in the northern hemisphere and to their left in the southern hemisphere


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