The South Atlantic

The South Atlantic Ocean plays an important role on the climate system since it’s the only ocean with an equatorward net heat transport. It is influenced by fluxes from the adjacent basins such as the North Atlantic, South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Thus, investigating the water masses and its paths within this ocean is essential for climate and climate change studies. This work made use of in situ data from a meteoceanographic cruise through the South Atlantic Ocean to evaluate changes on the temperature and salinity index of the South Atlantic Central Water and the Antarctic Intermediate Water between the African and South American continents.

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