XBT Analysis - Antarctic Circumpolar Current velocity at 65°W

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The Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Location of AX22, which is used to compute the Antarctic Circumpolar Current velocity at 65°W, overlaid on the (left) Mean Dynamic Topography, and (right) Mean Geostrophic Velocity from the MDT_CNES-CLS09 climatology.


Mean Antarctic Circumpolar Current velocity (65°W)

Baroclinic geostrophic velocity accross AX22 based on preliminary analysis of the XBT data.

The temperature variability accross the ACC front between South America and Antarctica can be found here>>

The XBT data along AX22 can be obtained here>>



The Mean Dynamic Topography and Mean Geostrophic Velocity fields are from the MDT_CNES-CLS09 climatology produced by CLS Space Oceanography Division and distributed by AVISO, with support from CNES.