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The variability of the Southern Annular Mode and associations with high latitude weather and climate
Entry ID: ASAC_2540

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2540
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The hemispheric and regional atmospheric circulation influences the Southern Ocean in many and profound ways, including intense air-sea fluxes of momentum, energy, fresh water and dissolved gases. The Southern Ocean ventilates a large fraction of the world ocean and hence these influences are ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - pdf document detailing the model used - AAAD Staff Only
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simmonds, I.
Dataset Title: The variability of the Southern Annular Mode and associations with high latitude weather and climate
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-07-01
Stop Date: 2007-06-30
ISO Topic Category
SATELLITES Ancillary Description
Quality The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.

See the links for the source data for further information about the quality of the original datasets.
Access Constraints A pdf copy of the paper describing the model used is available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only. Links to the metadata records describing the original data sources are also available at the URLs given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 9.3 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9344 7216
Fax: +61 3 9344 7761
Email: simmonds at
Contact Address:
University of Melbourne
School of Earth Sciences
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3052
Country: Australia
Simmonds, I., K. Keay and E.-P. Lim (2003), Synoptic activity in the seas around Antarctica., Monthly Weather Review, 131, 272-288
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-06-17

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