Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 14, 417–436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-417-2018
Ocean Sci., 14, 417–436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-417-2018

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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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.