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Age Determinations of Southern Ocean Waters


A MODEL of Southern Ocean circulation has been provided by Deacon1 based on that for the South Atlantic and supported by detailed observations made during the cruises of R.R.S. Discovery II. On this model, cold dense water forming in the Weddell Sea sinks to the ocean floor to form Antarctic bottom water which exhibits northward and eastward components of motion.

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  1. 1

    Deacon, G. E. R., Discovery Reports, 15, 1 (1937).

  2. 2

    Kulp, J. L., Atomics, 4, 96 (1953); J. Chem. Educ., 30, 432 (1953).

  3. 3

    Cooper, L. H. N., J. Mar. Biol. Assoc., 35(2), 341 (1956).

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