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GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 7, PP. 160-162, 1962

On the dependence of the character of the boundary between Antarctic and sub-Antarctic pelagic zones on the meteorological conditions

N. M. Voronina

In the Antarctic, both the position and the character of the boundary between the ranges of sub-Antarctic and Antarctic species may be explained by differences in meteorological conditions. When the speed of the wind is small there is a distinct boundary along the line of the polar front. When the wind changes, the position of the front changes too, and the convergent motion may be replaced by a divergent one [Wyrtki, 1960ab]. This results in a mutual penetration of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic plankton through the polar front and the formation of a mixing zone.

Citation: Voronina, N. M. (1962), On the dependence of the character of the boundary between Antarctic and sub-Antarctic pelagic zones on the meteorological conditions, in Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial Symposium, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 7, edited by H. Wexler, M. J. Rubin, and J. E. Caskey Jr., pp. 160–162, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/GM007p0160.

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