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1) What do understand by Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current? Explain in detail its relations with warming up of Indian Ocean.(250 words)

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1) What do understand by Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current? Explain in detail its relations with warming up of Indian Ocean.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Since the past 15 years, Atlantic Meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) has been weakening — a development that could have dramatic consequences for Europe and other parts of the Atlantic rim. Warming up of Indian Ocean is said to be a key driver behind this. Thus it is important from exam point of view for us to examine the concept in detail.

Key demand of the question:

The question is straightforward; one must explain the concept of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current in detail and its linkages with warming of Indian Ocean.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief define AMOC.

Body:

First explain what the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is.

Then discuss the concept in detail, use facts from the article and detail upon how it affects the Indian Ocean and vice-versa.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of understanding such phenomena’s for their applications in understanding changing whether patterns.