Arruda, Wilton Z.
Campos, Edmo J. D.
Soutelino, Rafael G.
da Silveira, Ilson C. A.
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
 Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, Inst Matemat, Dept Matemat, BR-21941909 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
 Florida State Univ, Dept Earth Ocean & Atmospher Sci, Tallahassee, FL 32306 - USA
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, Dept Oceanog Fis Quim & Geol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
 Florida State Univ, Ctr Ocean Atmospher Predict Studies, Tallahassee, FL 32306 - USA
 Marinha Brasil, Inst Estudos Mar Almirante Paulo Moreira, Arraial Do Cabo, RJ - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento:
CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH;
NOV 1 2013.
Citações Web of Science:
The Vitoria Eddy (VE) is a cyclone in the Brazil Current (BC) formed immediately to the south of the Vitoria-Trindade Ridge. Using altimetric derived SSH and outputs of a regional ocean model, we show evidences that once the VE is shed from a BC meander, if it is not reabsorbed, it follows a northward path crossing the Vitoria-Trindade Ridge. In all observed events of equatorward translation, the VE interacts with the anticyclonic Abrolhos Eddy (AE) centered about 19 degrees S-37 degrees W. Depending on the strength of the AE, the VE can take one of two different paths: one orbiting the AE and the other tight to the bathymetric lines. During the entire translation, the AE is under the influence of the equatorward intermediate flow of the Intermediate Western Boundary Current/North Brazil Undercurrent system, a key factor for its equatorward translation. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)