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Identifier: thalassaessayond00wild
Title: Thalassa; an essay on the depth, temperature, and currents of the ocean
Year: 1877 (1870s)
Authors: Wild, John James
Subjects: Ocean
Publisher: London, M. Ward & Co.
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library

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From Falkland Islands to Cape of Good Hope. 85 Station 323 and Station 140 traverses the whole of the SouthAtlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Rio de la Plata to theCape of Good Hope, between the parallels of lat. 35° and 38°S., and only a few degrees north of what may be considered asthe limit between the South Atlantic and the Southern Ocean.It is a combination of two sections surveyed at two differentperiods of the circumnavigation cruise of H.M.S. Challenger,and Station 333 of the homeward voyage in March, 1876,nearly coincides with Station 133 of the outward voyage inOctober of 1873. The former date being in those southernlatitudes the end of summer, when warm currents may beexpected to have attained their maximum volume and velocity,while the latter date marks the beginning of spring, when coldcurrents have acquired their greatest power, this difference inthe seasons ought not be entirely lost sight of in a comparison ofthe distribution of temperature in the two portions of t

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