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The Antarctic convergence

The Antarctic convergence represents an important climatic boundary between air and water masses, and is also an approximate boundary for the Southern Ocean, surrounding the Antarctic continent. The water around the land mass is cold and with a slightly lower salinity than north of the convergence zone. The area is also rich in nutrients, providing a key support for the ecosystems in the Southern Ocean.

Year: 2005

From collection: General archive

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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