Study of tracer distribution in the Drake Passage

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Title: Study of tracer distribution in the Drake Passage
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In English: R/V Hesperides occupied the World Ocean Circulation Experiment SR1b repeat section across the Scotia Sea in February 1995, February 1996, and February 1998. On each cruise the same set of 21 hydrographic stations with characteristic spacing <20 nautical miles was visited. The results of the three surveys display a characteristic zonation of water masses in the region, which is defined by four hydrographic fronts. The net geostrophic transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) across SR1b, computed with reference to the deepest common depth of each pair of adjacent stations, is similar in all three cruises, 144 Sv in February 1995, 131 Sv in February 1996, and 134 Sv in February 1998, and compares well with earlier computations of the ACC transport across Drake Passage. A close comparison of the vertical distributions of water properties on SR1b reveals changes in the structure of the ACC that are linked to undersampled current mesoscale activity, as suggested by infrared satellite images contemporary to the cruises. The most remarkable features are several hydrographic discontinuities observed in the Antarctic Zone south of the Southern ACC Front (SACCF), which are believed to be signatures of eddies produced east of the Shackleton Fracture Zone. The paper further addresses the different contribution of each ACC zonal band to the net geostrophic transport across SR1b on each Hesperides occupation.
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Beginning_Date: 19980113
Ending_Date: 19980218
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -58.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -41.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -62.0
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SCOTIA SEA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DRAKE PASSAGE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ANTARCTIC CIRCUMPOLAR CURRENT (ACC)
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: ANTONIO CRUZADO ALORDA
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Address: Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB)
Address: c/Acces a la Cala St. Francesc, 14
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cruzado@ceab.csic.es
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Contact_Organization: ES/CPE/CNDA > Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos, National Antarctic Data Centre, Comite Polar Espanol, Spain
Contact_Person: ANTONIO BARRAGAN SANABRIA
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Address: Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos
Address: Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana
Address: c/Rios Rosas 23
City: Madrid
Postal_Code: 28003
Country: SPAIN
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +34913495731
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +34913495929
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Observed variability of water properties and transports on the World Ocean Circulation Experiment SR1b section across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Journal of Geophysical Research (Article can be accessed on-line through AGU)
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050517
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050517
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: OSCAR BERMUDEZ MOLINA
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos
Address: Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana
Address: C/ Rios Rosas 23
City: Madrid
Postal_Code: E-28003
Country: SPAIN
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +34913495889
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +34913495929
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