Dynamics and Transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage
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EOS, Ocean Sciences, Reseach Spotlight

Underwood, E. 2016, Notorious ocean current is far stronger than previously thought, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO064319. Published on 27 December 2016.

SADCP Thumbnails

Direct velocity observations from shipboard ADCP during the cDrake cruises are shown. For each cruise and each sonar listed, we have divided the track into a number of sections. Four types of plots are made for each section: vector velocity along the track at a fixed depth and vertical sections of horizontal currents plotted versus latitude, longitude and time.

To view the plots select the cruise number from the drop down menu on the left.

Antarctic Sun

Rejcek, P., 2008, Going with the flow, Researchers brave Drake Passage to map world's largest ocean current, Antarctic Sun.

The Antarctic Sun web site (http://antarcticsun.usap.gov) is the official online news site for the United States Antarctic Program. The site provides news articles and features about polar scienc e and life in the Antarctic.

ARMADA Project

In 2007, the NSF-funded ARMADA Project sponsored Mark Goldner, a science teacher at Heath School in Brookline, Massachusetts to partipate in the first cDrake cruise aboard the R/V Nathanial B. Palmer. Mark's experience is chronicled in his Online Journal.

Find out more about the ARMADA Project.