Variations in the South Atlantic Meridional Overtuning Circulation (MOC) are strongly linked to important climatic changes. Up to date, the greater part of the observations of the MOC have been concentrated in the North Atlantic. In the recent years, a concentrated international effort have been implemented in the South Atlatnci, with the support of FAPESP (Thematic Project SAMOC, Proc. 2011/50552-4). The work here proposed will be conducted in the context of the thematic project and will focus in the evaluation of the impacts of changes in the Agulhas "leakage"on the circulation and heat and Salt transport tin the South Atlantic, and, consequently, on the coastal zones along the South American Continent.
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