Friday, October 22, 2004

Antarctica, The surrounding seas

The seas around Antarctica have often been likened to the moat around a fortress. The turbulent “Roaring Forties” and “Furious Fifties” lie in a circumpolar storm track and a westerly oceanic current zone commonly called the West Wind Drift, or Circumpolar Current. The three major oceans, Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian, are bounded on the south by Antarctic shores. Warm,

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