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

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Answer the following questions:

How do winds give direction to the ocean currents?

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.

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 Balbharati Solution for Balbharati Class 8 Geography (2019 to Current)
Chapter 5: Ocean Currents
Exercise | Q: 5.3 | Page no. 34
Solution Answer the Following Questions: How Do Winds Give Direction to the Ocean Currents? Concept: Ocean Currents.
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