The ACE CRC’s Project R1.1 team is working to quantify how and why the Southern Ocean is changing, including the human contribution to these changes.

The Southern Ocean has a powerful influence on Earth’s climate.

This massive body of water stores more anthropogenic heat and carbon dioxide than any other latitude band on Earth. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the world’s largest ocean current, merges the waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans and carries up to 150 times the volume of the world’s rivers combined.

Read more and follow research such as this at the ANTARCTIC CLIMATE & ECOSYSTEMS COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE website. Become more informed about the ways in which the Ocean is changing.