Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
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


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AR by Claudia Schmid on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Mar 2018) by David Stevens
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Mar 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 May 2018) by David Stevens
AR by Claudia Schmid on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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.