Feature Type

Feature Type Name




Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the world's largest current, an unbroken zone around the globe between 45-55 deg south. Driven by world's westerly winds. The ocean south of the convergence differs greatly from northern waters in temperature, density and salinity.


Table Name


Australia's Implementation Table Names

  • ACC_PY

None entered in defining this feature type

The following have been used in categorising this feature type

  • Oceanography
Code Name Definition   Data type Values UoM Used by these Feature Types
1042 Dataset_Id An unique identifier of the dataset the feature belongs to Mandatory number(4)     Types
1267 Name Name used to refer or label something. For example waypoints, buildings, and camps. Note: Name does not include SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica placenames. See the attribute SCAR_Name. Mandatory character(100)     Types
1150 Q_Info An unique identifier pointing to additional data quality information not included in the metadata record. Mandatory number(5)     Types