MATLAB Examples

plot_acc

This function Antarctic Circumpolar Current Fronts as identified by Orsi, A. H., T. Whitworth III and W. D. Nowlin, Jr., 1995: On the meridional extent and fronts of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Deep-Sea Res. I, 42, 641-673.

If the function does not find data locally, it'll try to download the data. Data files are small, and the download should take less than a second. More information can be found here: Downloads front data from World Ocean Circulation Experiment Southern Ocean Atlas.

Requires Chad Greene's Antarctic Mapping Tools.

Contents

Syntax

plot_acc('FrontType')
plot_acc(...,'MarkerProperty',MarkerValue)
h = plot_acc(...)

Description

plot_acc('FrontType') plots one of the following ACC fronts on a map (they following list is ordered from north to south):

  • 'stf' or 'subtropical front'
  • saf' or 'subantarctic front'
  • pf' or 'polar front'
  • saccf' or 'southern antarctic circumpolar current front'
  • sbdy' or 'southern boundary'
  • all'

plot_acc(...,'MarkerProperty',MarkerValue) specifies marker properties.

h = plot_acc(...) returns handle(s) h of plottet object(s).

Example

load coast
antmap('northernlimit',-45)
patchm(lat,long,[.5 .5 .5])
plot_acc('stf')
plot_acc('sbdy','markersize',12,'color','magenta')

Author Info

Written by Chad A. Greene of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, August 2014. This is a plugin to Antarctic Mapping Tools.