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Strong Mixing and Recirculation in the Northwestern Argentine Basin

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Valla, Daniel [1, 2] ; Piola, Alberto R. [1, 2] ; Meinen, Christopher S. [3] ; Campos, Edmo [4]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Buenos Aires, Fac Ciencias Exactas & Nat, Dept Ciencias Atmosfera & Oceanos, Dept Oceanog, Serv Hidrog Naval, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
[2] Consejo Nacl Invest Cient & Tecn, IFAECI, UMI, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
[3] Atlantic Oceanog & Meteorol Lab, Miami, FL - USA
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Oceanog, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS; v. 123, n. 7, p. 4624-4648, JUL 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 7

The Atlantic component of the Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a key contributor to the global meridional transport of volume, salt, and heat, and thus plays a central role in global climate. As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the intensity and variability of the AMOC in the South Atlantic, hydrographic sections have been regularly occupied since 2009 near the western boundary along a zonal line at 34.5 degrees S. Here this high-quality, high-resolution data set is analyzed to establish the average hydrographic conditions of the northwestern Argentine Basin and the water mass spatial and temporal variability. The water mass analysis also reveals the pathways of the flow in this region, which are further corroborated by full-depth direct velocity measurements. The repeated hydrographic sections capture an extremely rich vertical structure, characterized by seven distinct water mass layers of northern and southern origin, each with unique property signatures. Almost all of these layers exhibit a sharp zonally banded structure, which is indicative of recirculation cells offshore from the western boundary. The circulation at intermediate levels includes a previously undetected recirculation cell confined very close to the western boundary and superimposed on the classical intermediate water pathway beneath the South Atlantic subtropical gyre. The deep level flow is characterized by the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) and a northward recirculation similar to 500 km east from the slope. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/50552-4 - Impacto do Atlântico Sul na célula de circulação meridional e no clima
Beneficiário:Edmo José Dias Campos
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais - Temático