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Reviewing the circulation and mixing of Antarctic Intermediate Water in the South Pacific using evidence from geochemical tracers and Argo float trajectories

Bostock, Helen C.; Sutton, Phillip; Williams, Michael J.M.; Opdyke, Bradley


Evidence from physical and geochemical tracers measured during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) shows that there are four sub-types of Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) in the South Pacific. The main formation region of AAIW is the southeast Pacific, where fresh, cold, high oxygen, low nutrient, intermediate waters are created. This AAIW is transported north and mixes with Equatorial Pacific Intermediate Waters (EqPIW), themselves a combination of AAIW and nutrient rich, old...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Deep-Sea Research Part 1. Oceanographic Research Papers
DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.11.007


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