The CSIRO media report also reports that the researchers describe it as being 'a volume equivalent to 40 Amazon Rivers.'
The newly discovered ocean current is located near the underwater volcanic igneous province called the Kerguelen plateau, in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean, about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) southwest of Perth, Australia.
The paper describing the recently discovered ocean current has been published in the online version of the journal National Geoscience.
The April 25, 2010 article is titled 'Strong export of Antarctic Bottom Water east of the Kerguelen plateau' (doi:10.1038/ngeo842).
The authors of the paper are: Y. Fukamachi, S. R. Rintoul, J. A. Church, S. Aoki, S. Sokolov, M. A. Rosenberg and M. Wakatsuchi.
Page 2 provides a description made by the group of researchers within the abstract to their paper, along with images of their diescovery.