XBT Analysis - Antarctic Circumpolar Current velocity at 65°W
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.