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By H. van Loon, D. J. Shea (auth.), Professor Dr. Dietrich Sahrhage (eds.)

During the intensification of study actions within the Southern Ocean in recent times, either at nationwide degrees and during foreign cooperation in such initiatives as BIOMASS with its FIBEX and SIBEX levels, the necessity was once felt more and more for nearer collaboration among biologists, meteorologists, and oceanographers within the research of the interplay among the atmospheric forces, the water lots, and the dwelling assets. greater wisdom during this regard isn't just of clinical curiosity but additionally of sensible significance, particularly for the administration of the assets and the security of the Antarctic marine surroundings. As a follow-up on a suggestion by means of the IOC application staff for the Southern Oceans made in March 1983, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic fee equipped a gathering of specialists on oceanography regarding the dynamics of the Antarctic ecosystems. in this assembly, held in Kiel, Federal Republic of Ger­ many, in could 1984, biologists and oceanographers all for BIOMASS actions met with the oceanographers of SCOR operating staff seventy four to debate methods and capability for added actual and chemical observations within the oceanographic learn inside of BIOMASS. It used to be the time whilst huge fluctuations within the distribution of krill with next dangerous results on predator species depending on krill had simply been saw, and the query arose even if this used to be most likely the results of alterations within the Antarctic water circulation.

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T'l<::J<::J <::J. move quickly and only a few central lows exist which could appear in monthly charts. The behavior of the anomalies of the meridional air flow, which were described two paragraphs before, was also investigated. Here again only the area between 70 and 300 W was evaluated. In the Gaussian diagram the values of all longitudinal anomalies are also positioned on straight lines which look very similar to those of the latitudes. Since they lie closely together, they were combined to the full line of Fig.

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3 Meridional Circulation On January 12, 1958 (Fig. 13), an old low, which moved slowly eastward, had reached the central part of the Weddell Sea and was in the mean climatological position and slightly more intense than "normal". Another strong cyclone was approaching from the west and had reached the Antarctic Peninsula. Both systems were separated by a weak anticyclonic ridge. North of the low pressure belt there was a strong westerly flow with 55 knots at 500 hPa over the Falklands. Embedded were the fronts which propagated quickly eastward.

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