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Roquet, Fabien; Wunsch, Stefan; Forget, Gael; Heimbach, Patrick; Guinet, Christophe; Reverdin, Gilles; Charrassin, Jean-Benoît; Bailleul, Frederic; Costa, Daniel P; Huckstadt, Luis A; Goetz, Kimberly T; Kovacs, Kit Maureen; Lydersen, Christian; Biuw, Martin; Nøst, Ole Anders; Bornemann, Horst; Plötz, Joachim; Bester, Marthán N; McIntyre, Trevor; Muelbert, Monica C; Hindell, Mark A; McMahon, Clive R; Williams, Guy; Harcourt, Robert; Field, Iain C; Chafik, Leon; Nicholls, Keith W; Boehme, Lars; Fedak, Mike A (2013): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seals from Marion Island. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.831364, Supplement to: Roquet, Fabien; Wunsch, Carl; Forget, Gael; Heimbach, Patrick; Guinet, Christophe; Reverdin, Gilles; Charrassin, Jean-Benoît; Bailleul, Frederic; Costa, Daniel P; Huckstadt, Luis A; Goetz, Kimberly T; Kovacs, Kit Maureen; Lydersen, Christian; Biuw, Martin; Nøst, Ole Anders; Bornemann, Horst; Plötz, Joachim; Bester, Marthán N; McIntyre, Trevor; Muelbert, Monica C; Hindell, Mark A; McMahon, Clive R; Williams, Guy; Harcourt, Robert; Field, Iain C; Chafik, Leon; Nicholls, Keith W; Boehme, Lars; Fedak, Mike A (2013): Estimates of the Southern Ocean general circulation improved by animal-borne instruments. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(23), 6176-6180, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013GL058304

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Abstract:
Over the last decade, several hundred seals have been equipped with conductivity-temperature-depth sensors in the Southern Ocean for both biological and physical oceanographic studies. A calibrated collection of seal-derived hydrographic data is now available, consisting of more than 165,000 profiles. The value of these hydrographic data within the existing Southern Ocean observing system is demonstrated herein by conducting two state estimation experiments, differing only in the use or not of seal data to constrain the system. Including seal-derived data substantially modifies the estimated surface mixedlayer properties and circulation patterns within and south of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Agreement with independent satellite observations of sea ice concentration is improved, especially along the East Antarctic shelf. Instrumented animals efficiently reduce a critical observational gap, and their contribution to monitoring polar climate variability will continue to grow as data accuracy and spatial coverage increase.
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Median Latitude: -49.518272 * Median Longitude: 25.654514 * South-bound Latitude: -68.808000 * West-bound Longitude: -18.433000 * North-bound Latitude: -39.220000 * East-bound Longitude: 50.827700
Date/Time Start: 2007-03-28T17:20:00 * Date/Time End: 2009-11-15T07:10:00
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  1. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_07 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714646
  2. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_08 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714647
  3. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_09 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714648
  4. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_12 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714652
  5. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_14 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714654
  6. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_m_19 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714663
  7. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2010): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2009_sel_a_f_05 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.734604
  8. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2010): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2009_sel_a_f_06 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.734605
  9. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2010): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2009_sel_a_f_07 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.734606
  10. Bester, MN; Tosh, CA; de Bruyn, PJN et al. (2010): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2009_sel_a_f_08 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.734607
  11. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_13 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714653
  12. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_16 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714656
  13. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_17 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714657
  14. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_f_18 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714658
  15. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_m_20 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714664
  16. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_m_24 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714665
  17. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2009): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2008_sel_a_m_25 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.714666
  18. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_f_17 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706936
  19. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_f_18 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706949
  20. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_f_19 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706937
  21. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_f_20 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706950
  22. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_f_21 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706938
  23. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_f_22 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706951
  24. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_m_10 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706939
  25. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_m_11 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706940
  26. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_m_12 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706941
  27. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_m_13 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706942
  28. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_m_14 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706943
  29. Plötz, J; Bester, MN; Tosh, CA et al. (2008): Water temperature and salinity data from southern elephant seal MAR2007_sel_a_m_15 from Marion Island. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.706944