antarctic polar front
also known as the antarctic convergence; the southern front of the antarctic circumpolar current that separates the antarctic zone in the south from the polar frontal zone in the north; taken by many to delineate the actual northern boundary of the antarctic zone; characterized by sea surface temperatures near 5°–6° C and a salinity minimum of 33.8–34.0 psu produced by high rainfall.
climatology and meteorology