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Radok, U., C. A. Smith, and G. Wendler 1998: Southern Ocean synoptics-observations and analyses. Meteorol. Appl., 5, 33-36.


Synoptic surface pressure analyses for the Southern Ocean have been raised to a new level of realism by satellite imagery and NWP models, but the rare ship observations remain important analysis ingredients. This is illustrated here with observed and analysis pressures for an icebreaker journey from Hobart (Tasmania) to Dumont d'Urville and McMurdo (Antarctica).