Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 10-11 (2012): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal
Articles

Seasonal and interannual variability of water masses in Drake passage

Yu. V. Artamonov
Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sevastopol
E. A. Skripaleva
Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sevastopol
A. V. Fedirko
Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sevastopol
Published December 31, 2012
Keywords
  • Antarctic winter water mass,
  • Antarctic intermediate water mass,
  • Antarctic Circumpolar current,
  • seasonal and interannual variability,
  • large-scale fronts,
  • Southern Oscillation and Antarctic Oscillation indexes
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Abstract

On the basis of climatic array World Ocean Atlas-2009, archive data bases World Ocean Data-2009 and the data of re-analysis NCEP the seasonal and interannual variability of water masses in Drake Passage and adjacent water areas of Southern ocean is investigated. The connection of water masses spatial-temporal variability with position, large-scale fronts and indexes of atmospheric circulation variability is analyzed.