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Collaborative Research: Plankton Community Structure and Iron Distribution in the Southern Drake Passage and Scotia Sea
Entry ID: NSF-ANT04-44040

Abstract: The Shackleton Fracture Zone (SFZ) in Drake Passage of the Southern Ocean defines a boundary between low and high phytoplankton waters. Low chlorophyll water flowing through the southern Drake Passage emerges as high chlorophyll water to the east, and recent evidence indicates that the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front (SACCF) is steered south of the SFZ onto the Antarctic Peninsula ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0444040
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  N: -60.3   S: -65.0   E: -53.0   W: -63.0

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Start Date: 2005-09-01
Stop Date: 2008-08-31
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Zhou, M, Niiler, PP, Zhu, Y, Dorland, RD. "The western boundary current in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica," Deep-Sea Research I, v.53, 2006, p. 1244.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23