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Explain the factors responsible for the formation of ocean currents? What are the reasons for formation of Sargasso Sea?

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography;

2. Explain the factors responsible for the formation of ocean currents? What are the reasons for formation of Sargasso Sea? (250 words)

Reference: Certificate of Human and Physical Geography by G.C Leong.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1.

Key Demand of the question:

To bring out the factors responsible for formation and movement of ocean currents and Sargasso Sea.

Directive word

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:

Begin by defining ocean currents.

Body:

Draw a small illustrative diagrams showing major ocean currents.

Mention factors responsible for their formation such as insolation, atmospheric circulations, gravity and the effect of Coriolis force, Temperature and salinity differences and water density etc.

In the next part, introduce Sargasso Sea and mention the factors behind its formation.

Conclusion:

Summarize the importance of Sargasso Sea.