Journal article

Wind, waves, and surface currents in the Southern Ocean: observations from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition

Marzieh H Derkani, Alberto Alberello, Filippo Nelli, Luke G Bennetts, Katrin G Hessner, Keith MacHutchon, Konny Reichert, Lotfi Aouf, Salman Khan, Alessandro Toffoli

Earth System Science Data | COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Southern Ocean has a profound impact on the Earth's climate system. Its strong winds, intense currents, and fierce waves are critical components of the air-sea interface and contribute to absorbing, storing, and releasing heat, moisture, gases, and momentum. Owing to its remoteness and harsh environment, this region is significantly undersampled, hampering the validation of prediction models and large-scale observations from satellite sensors. Here, an unprecedented data set of simultaneous observations of winds, surface currents, and ocean waves is presented, to address the scarcity of in situ observations in the region-https://doi.org/10.26179/5ed0a30aaf764 (Alberello et al., 2020c) an..

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Grants

Awarded by Ferring Pharmaceuticals


Awarded by CRC-P initiative of the Australian Government


Awarded by Australian Antarctic Program


Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by the ACE Foundation and Ferring Pharmaceuticals (Project 17), the CRC-P initiative of the Australian Government (grant no. CRC-P53991), and the Australian Antarctic Program (grant no. AAS 4434).