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Investigation of the Weddell Sea coastal current

February-March 1970

by Gary L. Hufford

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Published by U.S. Coast Guard Oceanographic Unit in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ocean currents -- Antarctica -- Weddell Sea.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGary L. Hufford, James M. Seabrooke.
    SeriesUnited States. Coast Guard. Oceanographic report -- no. 51, Oceanographic report (United States. Coast Guard. Oceanographic Unit) -- no. 51.
    ContributionsSeabrooke, James M., United States. Coast Guard. Oceanographic Unit.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination51 p. :
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14015357M
    OCLC/WorldCa3252149

    Along the white sand beaches and in the surrounding tussock grass, hope to encounter no less than four penguin species living in close quarters to each other, including the gentoo, magellanic, and rockhopper. A visit to an active science station nearby provides a fascinating insight into the important climate change research occurring in Antarctica. Bottom water formation models based on hydrographic observations suggested that the bottom water formed at the edge of the continental shelf has an initial temperature of Heading north and out of the Weddell Sea, the lavender pink sunset off the port quarter of the ship might make you pause to consider the bravery or foolhardiness of those early explorers who traveled these waters a hundred years before. Typically, the Southern Ocean is covered in ice during the Southern Hemisphere's winter. Seals Weddell and non The Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddellii is a common sight in the area.

    Although the ship was destroyed, its entire crew escaped to be later rescued from Elephant Island. Our observations show that the warm water intrusions continue to flow southward during the autumn, reaching further south than what we previously thought. Part 2. Fahrbach et al. Weddell seals can also use air to collect a meal. The Weddell Sea is known to be a major contributor to this water cycle, providing cold northward moving water.

    Day 9 — 10 At Sea While sailing north to the Falkland Islands, your onboard polar specialists will recap your Weddell Sea adventures and prepare you for the time ahead. Both southern elephant seals and fur seals are hauled out on the rocky beaches. Under certain conditions, the warm water of the lower layer can reach the surface and melt the ice. According to Darelius, it is the wind that determines how much warm water that enters the continental shelf and how far south it reaches.


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Investigation of the Weddell Sea coastal current book

When the wind picks up, it takes about hours for the ocean current build up, explains Darelius. Changes in north-south temperature gradients lead to changes in wind patterns as well.

Not Included: Any international or local airfare, pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodations, or pre- or post-cruise transfers unless otherwise specified in voyage itinerary or pre-arranged ; visa and passport expenses; personal expenses on board such as alcoholic beverages, bar charges, laundry expenses or massages; telecommunication charges i.

The area of the hole in the ice is larger than The Netherlands and it fascinates climate and polar researchers worldwide. During —58, a number of bases for the International Geophysical Year were established along the southern and southeast coast.

It is recommended that you arrive in Punta Arenas at least one day prior to the scheduled voyage departure as a buffer in the event of any unexpected travel delays between home, voyage embarkation, and departure. Medical Documentation: Once you have booked your voyage to the Polar Regions, you will be required to complete a Medical Information Form.

We need to understand how the system functions today to be able to say something about how it might change as our climate change, says Darelius.

This unusually great depth for a continental margin may result from the tremendous ice load imposed on the Antarctic crust. The better we understand these natural processes, the better we can identify the anthropogenic impact on the climate system," resumes Professor Latif.

It is somewhere along this stretch of coastline that you may plan to spend a night on shore, camping in Antarctica. Sturdy hiking boots and warm hiking socks are needed to join this activity.

Marinov notes that the fact that no significant polynyas opened up from the mids until last year may have contributed to the so-called "climate hiatus" in the late s and early s, when global average surface temperatures appeared to stall in their otherwise persistent upward climb. This form must be completed, signed, and returned no later than 90 days prior to departure.

Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Weddell Sea cruises leave from the small resort town of Ushuaia.

They are known to be a docile species, and thus are easy to observe. Subject to weather conditions. Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, is currently home to just over 2, residents and is reminiscent of a rural town in coastal England or Scotland.

He called this New South Greenlandbut its existence was disproved when the sea was more fully explored in the early 20th century. In a new analysis of climate models, researchers from the University of Pennslyvania, Spain's Institute of Marine Sciences and Johns Hopkins University reveal the significant global effects that these seemingly anomalous polynyas can have.

Journal of Geophysical Research. Available data does not lend to the quantification of the volume transports associated with this western boundary region, or to the determination of deep convective circulation along the western boundary.Seasonal variability of the Antarctic Coastal Current and its driving mechanism in the Weddell Sea Article in Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers 56(11) · November with Your Paper Your Way We now differentiate between the requirements for new and revised submissions.

You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process.

The Ways and Wildlife of the Weddell Sea

Only when your paper is at the revision stage, will you be requested to put your paper in to a 'correct format' for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of your. Weddell Sea Weather. The eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula (where the Weddell Sea is located) is known for its wild weather.

At its warmest you can expect temperatures around 0°C. What you really have to dress for on your Weddell Sea cruise is the winds which /5(6).

Seasonal variations in the Weddell Sea circulation have been observed in the Antarctic Coastal Current, which reaches a maximum in the austral winter.

Weddell Sea Bottom Water

A similar cycle is superimposed on the flow of bottom water in the north-western Weddell Sea. The investigation suggested that year global climate change is not expected to worsen bulk PM. Aug 02,  · Warm ocean current reaches surprisingly far south in the Antarctic Weddell Sea The southern Weddell Sea is covered by heavy sea ice during.

Quantification of iceberg impact and benthic recolonisation patterns in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) Article (PDF Available) in Polar Biology 24(8) · January with Reads.