Antarctic polar front

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Term: Antarctic polar front
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.
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