This map and summary describe the Antarctic Coastal Current, also known as the East Wind Drift Current. It is considered the southernmost current in the world and is the counter-current of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. On average, it flows westward and parallel to the Antarctic coastline, providing an important contribution to the the very active air-sea exchange in this area. Links are provided to summary text detailing velocity and hydrographic observations and plots such as average current speed, drifting buoy positions, sea surface temperature maps, and HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) simulations. References are also included.

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