Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 13, 577–587, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-577-2017
Ocean Sci., 13, 577–587, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-577-2017

Research article 07 Jul 2017

Research article | 07 Jul 2017

Differences between 1999 and 2010 across the Falkland Plateau: fronts and water masses

M. Dolores Pérez-Hernández et al.

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The decadal differences between the ALBATROSS (April 1999) and MOC2-Austral (February 2010) hydrographic cruises are analyzed. Changes in the intermediate water masses beneath seem to be very sensitive to the wind conditions existing in their formation area. The Subantarctic Front is wider and weaker in 2010 than in 1999, while the Polar Front remains in the same position and strengthens.