Climate

Consider the following factors:

  • 1. Rotation of the Earth
  • 2. Air pressure and wind
  • 3. Density of ocean water
  • 4. Revolution of the Earth

Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 2 only

Answer

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater. The Rotation of Earth (Coriolis Force), forces acting via winds, temperature and salinity differences influence the ocean currents.

The correct option is B.