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Antarctic Convergence


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A line of convergence in the ocean surrounding Antarctica between latitudes 50° S and 60° S, where cold surface water from Antarctica (Antarctic Surface Water) sinks below warmer, less saline water from the middle latitudes ( Subantarctic Surface Water), becoming Antarctic Intermediate Water. Often known as the Antarctic Polar Front, but this term must not be confused with the atmospheric Antarctic Front.

Subjects: Environmental Science.


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