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.
plot_acc('FrontType') plot_acc(...,'MarkerProperty',MarkerValue) h = plot_acc(...)
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'
plot_acc(...,'MarkerProperty',MarkerValue) specifies marker properties.
h = plot_acc(...) returns handle(s) h of plottet object(s).
load coast antmap('northernlimit',-45) patchm(lat,long,[.5 .5 .5]) plot_acc('stf') plot_acc('sbdy','markersize',12,'color','magenta')
Written by Chad A. Greene of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, August 2014. This is a plugin to Antarctic Mapping Tools.