Journal cover Journal topic
Ocean Science An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 2.539 IF 2.539
  • IF 5-year value: 3.129 IF 5-year
    3.129
  • CiteScore value: 2.78 CiteScore
    2.78
  • SNIP value: 1.217 SNIP 1.217
  • IPP value: 2.62 IPP 2.62
  • SJR value: 1.370 SJR 1.370
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 48 Scimago H
    index 48
  • h5-index value: 32 h5-index 32
OS | Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 14, 417–436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-417-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ocean Sci., 14, 417–436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-417-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Jun 2018

Research article | 07 Jun 2018

Transport variability of the Brazil Current from observations and a data assimilation model

Claudia Schmid and Sudip Majumder
Related authors  
A study of the variability in the Benguela Current volume transport
Sudip Majumder and Claudia Schmid
Ocean Sci., 14, 273–283, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-273-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-273-2018, 2018
Short summary
Related subject area  
Approach: In situ Observations | Phenomena: Current Field | Depth Range: All Depths | Geographical Range: Deep Seas: South Atlantic
A study of the variability in the Benguela Current volume transport
Sudip Majumder and Claudia Schmid
Ocean Sci., 14, 273–283, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-273-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-273-2018, 2018
Short summary
Cited articles  
Arruda, W. Z., Campos, E. J., Zharkov, V., Soutelino, R. G., and Silveira, I. C.: Events of equatorward translation of the Vitoria Eddy, Cont. Shelf Res., 70, 61–73, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.05.004, 2013. a
AVISO: AVISO User Handbook for Merged TOPEX/POSEIDON products, CLS, ref. AVI-NT-02-101, CNES, Toulouse, France and CLS, Ramonville, France, available at: https://www.aviso.altimetry.fr/fileadmin/documents/data/tools/hdbk_tp_gdrm.pdf (last access: June 2018), 1996. a
Biló, T. C., da Silveira, I. C. ., Belo, W. C., de Castro, B., and Piola, A. R.: Methods for estimating the velocities of the Brazil Current in the pre-salt reservoir area off southeast Brazil (23 S–26 S), Ocean Dynam., 64, 1431–1446, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-014-0761-2, 2014. a, b, c
Boebel, O., Schmid, C., and Zenk, W.: Flow and recirculation of Antarctic Intermediate Water across the Rio Grande Rise, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 20967–20986, 1997. a, b, c
Bretherton, C. S., Smith, C., and Wallace, J. M.: An intercomparison of methods for finding coupled patterns in climate data, J. Climate, 5, 541–560, 1992. a
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
An analysis of observed transports in the Brazil Current shows a factor 9 increase between its origin and terminus. The 23-year time series reveals an annual cycle with a maximum in austral summer whose significance decreases on the way south and varies interannually. In addition, 2–4-year long phases with relatively high/low values are observed. A correlation of the transport with the Southern Annular Mode (Niño 3.4 index), with a lag of 6 (8) months, is present at 24° S.
An analysis of observed transports in the Brazil Current shows a factor 9 increase between its...
Citation