Sea currents laboratory


Head: Prof. V.V. Zhmur
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The main areas of research

  • Southern Ocean: its currents, fronts, water masses, ice, and energy interaction with the atmosphere
  • Physical and chemical properties of water masses of the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean and boundaries between them
  • Antarctic Intermediate Water layer in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans
  • Interannual and seasonal variability of the icebergs distribution in Antarctic waters and its correlation with ENSO
  • Abyssal currents in the Drake passage



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Drake Passage currents as of November 2007.


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