Authors

Vinicius Webber

Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Abstract

The primary goal of the proposed internship will be to understand the interannual variability of the western boundary current in the subtropical South Atlantic Ocean (Brazil Current) observing the ocean heat content and mixed layer depth in this region, and its relations to the recirculation gyre. A complementary focus will be to determine through temporal series analysis of extreme events or relevant anomalies in the western South Atlantic region. To accomplish this goal, we will use a synthesis of in-situ and satellite (e.g., altimeter) oceanographic data. The collection of data from the AX97 XBT transect that crosses the South Atlantic Ocean at the 22°S, and is carried out in partnership between NOAA/AOML and FURG/Brazil, will be an important resource for the study. Another goal expected with this internship will be to learn how to work with a large amount of oceanographic data, and how to use a software to process and visualize this data. This will be very important for foster my future career. Information obtained with this research will provide a better understanding for the Brazil Current variability and therefore a better climate predictability for the region. In addition, this work will contribute to the multi-institutional collaboration between NOAA/AOML, University of Miami/RSMAS, and the Brazilian universities FURG and UFRJ. Information obtained with this research will provide a better understanding for the Brazil Current variability and therefore a better climate predictability for the region. In addition, this work will contribute to the multi-institutional collaboration between NOAA/AOML, University of Miami/RSMAS, and the Brazilian universities FURG and UFRJ.

Comments

Department: MPO

MPS Track: WCS

Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory

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