The Southern Ocean

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Abstract

The surface waters and winds of the Southern Ocean drive constantly, without interruption by land, from the west around the Antarctic continent. The Antarctic convergence zone dramatically bounds the cold waters of the Southern Ocean at its northern edge, and encloses a marine ecosystem characterised by fewer species than warmer climes and simple, short, ecological relationships among its animal and bird inhabitants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOceanic Histories
EditorsDavid Armitage, Alison Bashford, Sujit Sivasundaram
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter11
Pages296-318
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781108399722
ISBN (Print)9781108423182, 9781108434829
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Southern Ocean
  • Oceanic history
  • Oceans

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    Antonello, A. (2018). The Southern Ocean. In D. Armitage, A. Bashford, & S. Sivasundaram (Eds.), Oceanic Histories (pp. 296-318). Cambridge University Press.