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Record #165662:

How wandering albatrosses use weather systems to fly long distances. 3. The contributions of Antarctic lows to eastward, southward and northward flight / M.D. Murray, D.G. Nicholls, E. Butcher, P.J. Moors, Kath J. Walker, Graeme P. Elliott.

Title: How wandering albatrosses use weather systems to fly long distances. 3. The contributions of Antarctic lows to eastward, southward and northward flight / M.D. Murray, D.G. Nicholls, E. Butcher, P.J. Moors, Kath J. Walker, Graeme P. Elliott.
Author(s): Murray, M. D.
Nicholls, D. G.
Butcher, E.
Moors, P. J.
Walker, Kath J.
Elliott, Graeme P.
Date: 2003.
In: Emu. (2003.), Vol. 103(2) (2003)
Abstract: Analyses eastward, southward and northward flights of Diomedea exulans across Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans, and describes their associations with common features of Southern Ocean weather systems. When flying directly southwards, birds used N-NW winds ahead of cold fronts associated with lows, returning northwards in S-SW winds behind fronts. Eastward flight was in SW winds between low and following high, and in NW winds. In westerly winds, flight was north-east or south-east, zigzagging across the ocean. Most flights were in weather systems with dominant low component. Extensive stationary highs over Pacific sector of Southern Ocean can bring accelerating winds at interface with circulating lows to south, facilitating very rapid eastward transoceanic flights, one bird having flown 1,730 km in 1.5 days.
Notes:

Emu. Vol. 103(2) :111-120 (2003).

Keywords: 598.2 -- Birds.
598.421.2 -- Diomedeidae: Diomedea exulans.
591.174 -- Flight.
591.5 -- Animal behaviour.
551.5 -- Meteorology.
551.55 -- Wind and air turbulence.
551.556 -- Wind, effects of.
551.515.1 -- Polar lows and extratropical cyclones.
H5 -- Zoology: birds.
(*7) -- Antarctic regions.
(*80) -- Southern Ocean.
(*84) -- South Indian Ocean.
(*86) -- Southern Ocean, Australian sector.
(*88) -- South Pacific Ocean.
SPRI record no.: 165662

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