Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1189–1209, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1189–1209, 2021

Data description paper 22 Mar 2021

Data description paper | 22 Mar 2021

Wind, waves, and surface currents in the Southern Ocean: observations from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition

Marzieh H. Derkani et al.

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The Southern Ocean has a profound impact on the Earth's climate system. Its strong winds, intense currents, and fierce waves are critical components of the air–sea interface. The scarcity of observations in this remote region hampers the comprehension of fundamental physics, the accuracy of satellite sensors, and the capabilities of prediction models. To fill this gap, a unique data set of simultaneous observations of winds, surface currents, and ocean waves in the Southern Ocean is presented.