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The Southern Ocean Observing System


Rintoul, SR and Meredith, MP and Schofield, O and Newman, L, The Southern Ocean Observing System, Oceanography, 25, (3) pp. 68-69. ISSN 1042-8275 (2012) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.76


The Southern Ocean includes the only latitude band where the ocean circles the earth unobstructed by continental boundaries. This accident of geography has profound consequences for global ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles, and climate. The Southern Ocean connects the ocean basins and links the shallow and deep limbs of the overturning circulation (Rintoul et al., 2001). The ocean's capacity to moderate the pace of climate change is therefore influenced strongly by the Southern Ocean's circulation.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Southern Ocean, observing system, circulation
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Rintoul, SR (Dr Steve Rintoul)
UTAS Author:Newman, L (Dr Louise Newman)
ID Code:82633
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2013-02-08
Last Modified:2017-09-01

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