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The Drake Passage

Posted on : 03 Feb 2020

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  • It is the body of water between South America's Cape HornChile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
  •  It connects the south-western part of the Atlantic Ocean (Scotia Sea) with the southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean and extends into the Southern Ocean.
  • It is the shortest crossing from Antarctica to any other landmass. There is no significant land anywhere around the world at the latitudes of Drake Passage, which is important to the unimpeded flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current which carries a huge volume of water through the Passage and around Antarctica.
  • The passage is named after Sir Francis Drake, who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements about Drake Passage
    1.It is the body of water between South America’s Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
    2.There is no significant land anywhere around the world at the latitudes of Drake Passage.
    Which of the following statements above is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2

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