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Term: Subantarctic upper water Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The water mass of the subantarctic zone. It has a temperature of 4-10C in winter (August) and 4-14C in summer (January) and a salinity of 33.9-34.9 psu in winter, which can decrease to 33.0 in summer from the melting of ice.  AMSglossary 

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