O Programa de Pós-Graduação em Oceanografia Física, Química e Geológica convida para palestra:
Tema: Circulação costeira no Atlântico sudoeste a partir de altimetria por satélite
Palestrante: Dr. Martin Saraceno (Universidade de Buenos Aires)
Data: 09/04/2013 (Terça-feira)
Local: Sala 3105 - Pavilhão 3 - FURG Campus Carreiros
Horário: 15 h.
Sea surface height variability in the southeastern South American continental shelf between 27º S e 40º S
Dr. Martin Saraceno
Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmosféra (CIMA/COCINET - Universidad de Buenos Aires), DCAO/FCEN, UMI IFAECI/CNRS
Faculdad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Intendente Güiraldes 2160, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón II, 2do piso
Ciudad Autonoma de Buesnos Aires, C1428EGA, Argentina
Recent improvements in satellite data correction terms are encouraging studies of the remote sensed Sea Surface Height (SSH) progressively closer to the coast and over shallow continental shelves. In this presentation I will describe and discuss the SSH trend and variability at seasonal and interannual times scales in the South American continental shelf influenced by Río de la Plata estuary and the Patos Lagoon fresh water. Results show that, at those scales, altimetry data compare very well to in-situ observations. The spatio-temporal coverage of the gridded altimetry SSH data allows to identify several variability patterns in the region and the associated physical processes. On seasonal times scale, the combination of the solar radiation and wind forcing cycles accounts for up to 98% oh the variability. Seasonal wind's variability is responsible for a difference of up to 20 cm between the southern (Argentinean) Río de la Plata estuary coast and the Uruguayan and southern Brazilian coasts. On interannual time scales, positive/negative SSH anomalies are highly correlated with El Niño/La Niña events. Finaly, a significant positive trend of up to 5 mm yr-¹ is found in all the study area except in the region around the Patos Lagoon (Brazil) and part of Rìo de la Plata. Besides, the local relevance of the results, this study indicate that satellite altimetry data are accurate enough to unveil SSH spatio-temporal patterns close to the coast and over continental shelves in the mentioned time scales.