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The land topography and the bathymetry of the seabed around Antarctica (in metres). Four major oceanic fronts are shown (not labelled), which are (north-to-south): the Sub-Antarctic Front (SAF), the Polar Front (PF), the Southern ACC Front (SACCF) and the Southern Boundary (SB). The Antarctic Circumpolar Current runs between the SAF and the SB. Figure produced by M.P. Meredith (BAS; pers. comm.) using frontal locations adapted from Orsi et al., 1995[1]) and bathymetry from the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Centennial digital topography data (

  1. Orsi, A.H., Whitworth III, T.W. and Nowlin Jr.,W.D. 1995. On the meridional extent and fronts of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Deep-Sea Res., 42, 641-673.

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