Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard
Advertisement Remove all ads

Answer the Following Questions: How Do Winds Give Direction to the Ocean Currents? - Geography

Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads
Answer in Brief

Answer the following questions:

How do winds give direction to the ocean currents?

Advertisement Remove all ads

Solution

Ocean currents are the horizontal continuous flow of a mass of water from one place to another. The planetary winds are one of the factors responsible for the movement and direction of ocean current. These currents are pushed to long distances due to the wind. The direction of ocean currents in mid-latitudes is determined by westerlies. As a result, ocean current at mid-latitude flows from west to east. Similarly, the ocean currents near the equator flow from east to west under the influence of trade winds.

Concept: Ocean Currents
  Is there an error in this question or solution?
Advertisement Remove all ads

APPEARS IN

Balbharati Geography 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Ocean Currents
Exercise | Q 5.3 | Page 34
Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×