UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following oceans
    1. Pacific Ocean
    2. Atlantic Ocean
    3. Indian Ocean
    Which of the following is the correct descending order with respect to the percentage of area covered by continental shelves to the total area in individual oceans?

    A)  1, 2, 3                         

    B)  2, 1, 3

    C)  1, 3, 2                         

    D) 3, 2, 1

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     So far as individual oceans are concerned, continental shelves cover 13.3 % area in the Atlantic Ocean,5.9% area in the Pacific Ocean and 4.2% in the Indian Ocean.

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