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Dynamic of waters of the continental platform and of the slope in the bay of Santos (Dabas)

Grant number: 94/03091-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 1995 - February 28, 1997
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Physical Oceanography
Principal researcher:Edmo José Dias Campos
Grantee:Edmo José Dias Campos
Home Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

As a continuation of the activity of the thematic project “Meso-scale Hydrography” COROAS (FAPESP 91/00542-7), the present research project aims to understand the structure and the characteristics of the flow of the current in Brazil and its transportation of masses of water along the outline of the west coast of the South Atlantic. Data generated by COROAS will be analyzed and reduced for the initialization of a numerical model in the study of the dynamic of the current in Brazil and its meanders. The numerical model to be used is the Princeton Ocean Model (POM). This research project represents a bilateral cooperation endeavor to be implemented in conjunction with Prof. Jerry L. Miller, of the Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). (AU)

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