Geostrophic Transport Through the Drake Passage

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Science  30 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3783, pp. 1732-1734
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3783.1732


Geostrophic velocity and transport of water in the Drake Passage relative to a newly defined zero reference layer indicate that the circumpolar current is basically north of 59°S, with its axis north 57°S, and that the total volume transport exceeds 200 x 106 cubic meters per second. The calculated geostrophic velocities are consistent with results of descriptive water-structure studies.