Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
08 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2018

Using kinetic energy measurements from altimetry to detect shifts in the positions of fronts in the Southern Ocean

Don P. Chambers


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AR by Don Chambers on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Oct 2017) by Matthew Hecht
RR by Christopher Chapman (09 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Nov 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Nov 2017) by Matthew Hecht
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jan 2018) by Matthew Hecht
AR by Don Chambers on behalf of the Authors (02 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
A novel analysis is performed utilizing ocean current kinetic energy computed from from along-track satellite altimetry data from 1993 to 2015. The position of enhanced kinetic energy is used to detect shifts in frontal positions in the Southern Ocean. Results indicate no significant shift in the front positions across the Southern Ocean, on average, although there are some localized, large movements, both north and south.