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Variability of the Brazil current in a high-resolution numerical model

Grant number: 11/22348-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Physical Oceanography
Principal researcher:Edmo José Dias Campos
Grantee:Carolina Ernani da Silva
Home Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57719-9 - Program on Climate Change - INCT CLIMA, AP.PFPMCG.TEM

Abstract

Results of numerical experiments with an implementation of the model HYCOM to the Indian Ocean and Atlantic basins, forced with products of the NCAR/NCEP Reanalysis, confirm changes in the circulation of the South Atlantic, possibly linked with changes in the wind stress in the southern hemisphere. In the proposed investigation, the main objective is to analyze results of this numerical simulation in the southwestern region of the Subtropical South Atlantic and verify connections of possible changes with the increased Agulhas Leakage. (AU)

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