UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Which one of the following factors is responsible for change in the regular direction of ocean currents in the North Indian Ocean?

    A)  Indian Ocean is 'half an ocean'.

    B)  Indian Ocean has monsoon drift.

    C)  Indian Ocean has greater variation in salinity.

    D)  Indian Ocean is a land- locked ocean.

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Indian Ocean is surrounded by the Indian subcontinent in the north, Africa in the west and Australia in the south-east. It is the monsoon drift of the Indian subcontinent which is responsible for change in regular direction of the ocean currents.

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