No doubt the peripheral discharge around Antarctica tends to establish a westward coastal fl. ow and may slow the Antarctic Circumpolar Current significantly, as suggested by Barcilon (1966, 1967). It should be noted that this effect would have strong seasonal variations. Virtually all of the discharge is accomplished from midsummer to late summer....
Gordon, Arnold L.. 1968. "Comment on the peripheral Antarctic-water discharge." Journal of Marine Research 26, (1). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1116