RV Akademik Ioffe Cruise 40 was a contribution to the Russian CLIVAR and World Ocean Research Programme. Underway measurements of the surface temperature, conductivity and currents in the upper 1000 m were designed to enable the ocean circulation in Drake Passage and the Scotia Sea to be mapped and in particular the course and short-term variability of the Subantarctic, Polar and Southern Fronts of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current within the region to be determined. The main goal is austral summer monitoring of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
Sergey V Gladyshev (Russian Academy of Sciences, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology)
Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W) Southern Ocean