Argentine Basin

Argentine Basin

 

a bottom depression in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between the continental slope of South America, the South Atlantic Ridge, the Rio Grande Plateau, and the northern part of the South Antilles Ridge. It reaches a depth of 5,919 m; in a narrow trough in the south, it reaches 6,213 m. The bottom is globigerine silt and red clay.

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The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) included four nearly identical sets of instrumented moorings with autonomous underwater gliders in critical, high-latitude locations: the Irminger Sea off Greenland; the North Pacific off Canada; the Argentine Basin off the southeast coast of Argentina; and the Southern Ocean southwest of the tip of South America.
It was followed in the fall of the following year by the Irminger Sea Array and, in the spring of 2015, by the arrays in the Southern Ocean and Argentine Basin.
In 2017, NSF made the difficult decision to adopt a recommendation laid out in a study by a National Research Council committee of its ocean sciences program and announced that the Southern Ocean and Argentine Basin arrays would be suspended later in the year.
The Argentine Basin is home to a strong, deep current that was discovered by chance only in the 1990s, but that is far from any coastline to help steer the flow.
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