« Back

Defining Southern Ocean fronts and their influence on biological and physical processes in a changing climate


"The Southern Ocean is a critical component of the global climate system and an important ecoregion that contains a diverse range of interdependent flora and fauna. It also hosts numerous fronts: sharp boundaries between waters with different characteristics. As they strongly influence exchanges between the ocean, atmosphere and cryosphere, fronts are of fundamental importance to the climate system. However, rapid advances in physical oceanography over the past 20 years have challenged previous definitions of fronts and their response to anthropogenic climate change. [...]"

Source: Nature Climate Change
Authors: Christopher C. Chapman et al.
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0705-4

Read the full article here.