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Plot Antarctic Circumpolar Current Fronts

  • ant_map(northern_latitude)Initialize map of Antarctica using Andrew Roberts' ncpolarm function,
  • plot_pfPlot Polar Front plots location of this front with optional output of
  • plot_saccfPlot Polar Front plots location of this front with optional output of
  • plot_safPlot Polar Front plots location of this front with optional output of
  • plot_sbdyPlot Polar Front plots location of this front with optional output of
  • plot_stfPlot Polar Front plots location of this front with optional output of
  • front_data_dl.mDownloads front data from World Ocean Circulation Experiment Southern
  • plot_ACC_fronts.mPlot the meridional extent of fronts associated with the Antarctic
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Plot Antarctic Circumpolar Current Fronts

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Plot the locations of the major fronts associated with the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

front_data_dl.m
% Downloads front data from World Ocean Circulation Experiment Southern
% Ocean Atlas http://woceatlas.tamu.edu/Sites/html/atlas/SOA_DATABASE_DOWNLOAD.html
% Frontal locations are just as they appear in 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. 
% 
% Data output include text files of longitudes and latitude of the
% following fronts, ordered from North to South: 
%
% stf = Subtropical front
% saf = Subantarctic front
% pf = Polar Front
% saccf = Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front
% sbdy = southern boundary

unzip('http://woceatlas.tamu.edu/Sites/zip/atlas/fronts.zip');



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