Plot Antarctic Circumpolar Current Fronts
04 Mar 2013
Plot the locations of the major fronts associated with the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
% Plot the meridional extent of fronts associated with the Antarctic
% Circumpolar Current as described by Alex Orsi and others in their
% landmark work, "On the meridional extent and fronts of the Antarctic
% Circumpolar Current, Deep-Sea Res. I, 42, 641-673, 1995".
% This script downloads data from the World Ocean Circulation Experiments
% Southern Ocean Atlas, which can be found online at
% Requirements: Matlab, Mapping Toolbox, an internet connection, and the
% ncpolarm function found here:
% Coded by Chad A. Greene, 2013.
% See also plot_fronts, plot_pf, plot_saccf, plot_saf, plot_sbdy, plot_stf,
% and ant_map.
%% Download data from WOCE Southern Ocean Atlas:
% This step requires an internet connection.
%% Initialize Antarctica map, argument is northern latitude:
% This step requires the ncpolarm function available on the Mathworks
% File Exchange website.
text(.5,.97,'Meridional extent & fronts of the ACC',...
%% Plot data of interest:
[sbdy_lat,sbdy_lon] = plot_sbdy; % arrays of front locations can be obtained like this.