Weddell Sea site
Area: Weddell Sea
Location: Ocean > Southern Ocean > Weddell Sea
The Weddell Sea is one of two continental seas in Antarctica; its sea-floor morphology generally presents a gentle slope. Relatively unexplored, the Weddell basin presents structural and tectonic complexities; for instance, the northern boundary is close to the south Scotia Ridge, one of the major transcurrent plate boundaries on earth. The basin is therefore a key to understanding the opening of the Scotia Sea and offers the opportunity to study the tectonics and geodynamics of neighbouring plates. The Weddell Sea is also important for its role in the circulation of oceanic waters in Antarctica and for its effects on water chemistry.
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