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Sustained monitoring of the southern ocean at Drake Passage: Past achievements and future priorities

Meredith, Michael P.; Woodworth, Philip L.; Chereskin, Teresa K.; Marshall, David P.; Allison, Lesley C.; Bigg, Grant R.; Donohue, Kathy; Heywood, Karen J.; Hughes, Chris W.; Hibbert, Angela; Hogg, Andrew; Johnson, Helen L.; Jullion, Loic; King, Brian A.; Leach, Harry; Lenn, Yueng-Djern; Maqueda, Miguel A Morales; Munday, David R.; Garabato, Albert C. Naveira; Provost, Christine; Sallee, Jean-Baptiste; Sprintall, Janet


Drake Passage is the narrowest constriction of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) in the Southern Ocean, with implications for global ocean circulation and climate. We review the long-term sustained monitoring programs that have been conducted at Drake Passage, dating back to the early part of the twentieth century. Attention is drawn to numerous breakthroughs that have been made from these programs, including (1) the first determinations of the complex ACC structure and early...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Reviews of Geophysics
DOI: 10.1029/2010RG000348
Access Rights: Open Access


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