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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

Institute of Oceanology, Academy of Sciences, USSR, Moscow, USSR


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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