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A lake is a large inland body of water which is surrounded by land and is not connected with sea except by rivers. Lakes are formed in a number of ..

Rivers and Lakes

Rivers and lakes are water bodies and are often excluded from studies of hydrosphere. They are of much smaller size than the oceans and seas and are scattered in different ..

Effects of Ocean Currents

Introduction Ocean currents have a large number of direct and indirect effects. Western margins of the continents within the tropics (except near the equator) are washed by cold currents which ..

Currents of the Indian Ocean

The characteristics of the currents of the Indian Ocean are quite dierent from those of Paciand Atlantic Oceans. This is due to the fact that it is just half an ..

Currents of the Atlantic Ocean

Currents of the North Atlantic Ocean 1. North Equatorial Current : It flows from the coast of Africa in the east to the West Indies in the west parallel to ..

Currents of the Pacific Ocean

From the point of view of study of ocean currents, the Pacific Ocean is divided into North Pacific and South Pacific- Currents of the North Pacific Ocean North Equatorial Current: ..

Ocean Waves

Ocean waves are oscillatory movements in water, manifested by an alternate rise and fall of the sea surface. Waves in the ocean water travel in some particular direction over long ..

Temperature of Ocean Waters

Ocean water receives heat from the sun and its temperature rises. e temperature of the ocean water varies bot h vertically and horizontally. Vertically, the temperature of the ocean water ..

The Indian Ocean

Size and Shape Although the Indian Oceans is much smaller in size than the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, yet it is of immense importance for us because it is ..

The Atlantic Ocean

Size and Shape The total area of the Atlantic Ocean is 82,441,500 sq km. It is thus half the size of the Pacific Ocean and accounts for nearly 1/6th part ..