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Term: Antarctic polar front Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The southern front of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, also known as the antarctic convergence, that separates the Antarctic Zone in the south from the polar frontal zone in the north. It is characterized by sea surface temperatures near 5-6C and a salinity minimum of 33.8-34.0 psu produced by high rainfall.  AMSglossary 

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