The Brazil current transport south of 23°S.

Stramma, Lothar (1989) The Brazil current transport south of 23°S. Open Access Deep Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers, 36 (4). pp. 639-646. DOI 10.1016/0198-0149(89)90012-5.

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Abstract

Geostrophic computations from historical data across the Brazil Current at 23° and 24°S lead to transports of 10.2 and 9.6 Sv, respectively. Data exist from all four seasons at about 24°S, but no seasonal signal can be seen in the baroclinic transport of the Brazil Current there. At 33°S the Brazil Current transport is estimated to be 17.5 Sv. A recirculation cell of 7.5 Sv is found in the western South Atlantic south of 28°S. The major problem in computing transport of the Brazil Current is not with determining the correct reference depth, but with the Brazil Current flowing partially over the shelf and therefore not being sampled completely by deep-water hydrographic stations. As long as the vertical distribution of water masses is taken into account for choosing a reference depth, geostrophic computations lead to results consistent with previous estimates.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:A1989AA63300012
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/0198-0149(89)90012-5
ISSN: 0198-0149
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 09:19
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/32104

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