Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: July 6, 20212021-07-06T00:08:47+05:30 2021-07-06T00:08:47+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS Describe Somali Current. Describe Somali Current. general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-07-06T00:13:46+05:30Added an answer on July 6, 2021 at 12:13 am The Somali Current: The Somali current can be found on the surface of the northern Indian Ocean, serving as a western boundary of this ocean. It is a movement of waters around the Indian Ocean, dispersing heat. Atmospheric circulation and ocean circulation together are the major mechanisms for global heat distribution. As atmospheric circulation defines large-scale air movements around the globe, ocean circulation refers to the patterned movement of particular waters. In summer, a southwest monsoon blows upward from the east coast of the Horn of Africa. Carried along with the monsoon are the waters of the western Indian Ocean, moving in a northeast direction underneath, and powered by winds. These waters may reach speeds of 9 mi. per hour (14 km. per hour). As the current reaches Somalia, the waters turn eastward. Some stay on near the Arabian Peninsula to form the East Arabian Current. Those that continue eastward eventually become the northeast monsoon during the autumn and winter, flowing southwest back to their origins. During the months of December and March, the Somali Current typically hovers between 5 degrees and 1 degree of latitude North of the equator, with this reach extending to span between 10 and 4 degrees latitude North during the central months of January and February. The Somali Current is of interest because it creates an upwelling of cold water that is the only other region of such low surface temperatures within 10 degrees of the equator outside of Peru, and perhaps even colder. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).