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Science Team

The SAMOC Science Team is made up of the Principal Investigators (PIs) of oceanographic science programs that address key aspects of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic. Co-Principal Investigators (co-PIs) on these projects are also welcome to participate as members of the Science Team.

This list, which will be updated roughly every 6-12 months, includes the projects, PIs and co-PIs, and the project web pages (where available) relating to the SAMOC initiative goals. The names of the PIs and co-PIs who are participating in the Science Team are in bold. Members of the SAMOC Executive Committee are denoted by an asterisk (*).

  • Project title: Variability of OCean Ecosystems around South-America (VOCES)
    Project PIs: Alberto Piola*, Marcelo Acha, Kenneth Brink, Claudio Campagna, Edmo Campos*, Omar Defeo, Ricardo Matano, Osmar Moller, Jose Muelbert, Oscar Pizarro, Sara Purca
    Project webpage: sacc.coas.oregonstate.edu/~sacc/index.php

  • Project title: Southwest Atlantic MOC project (SAM)
    Project PIs: Chris Meinen*, Silvia Garzoli*, Renellys Perez, Shenfu Dong
    Project webpage: www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/research/moc/samoc/sam/

  • Project title: South Atlantic-North Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) Linkages: Analysis of the Upper and Lower Limbs With In Situ Instruments
    Project PIs: Chris Meinen*, Renellys Perez, Matthieu Le Henaff
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Transport in the upper branch of the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
    Project PIs: Claudia Schmid, George Halliwell
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: The role of the southern Atlantic on the MOC and climate (SAMOC)
    Project PIs: Edmo Campos*, Sabrina Speich*, Olga Sato, Alberto Piola*, Chris Meinen*, Silvia Garzoli*
    Project webpage: labmon.io.usp.br

  • Project title: AOML High Density XBT transects AX18, AX97 (a component of the MOVAR Project), and AX25 (a component of the Good Hope Project)
    Project PIs: Gustavo Goni, Shenfu Dong, and Molly Baringer
    Project webpage: www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/hdenxbt

  • Project title: Inter-hemispheric variability of the South and North Atlantic MOCs and its decadal modulations of global monsoon circulations and extreme weather events in the U.S.
    Project PIs: Hosmay Lopez, Shenfu Dong, Sang-ki Lee
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - South Africa
    Project PIs: Isabelle Ansorge*, Sabrina Speich*, Tarron Lamont, Marcel van den Berg, Mike Roberts
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Drake Passage High Resolution XBT Transect
    Project PIs: Janet Sprintall, Teri Chereskin
    Project webpage: www-hrx.ucsd.edu/ax22.html
    Project webpage: adcp.ucsd.edu/lmgould/

  • Project title: Integrated Oceanography and Multiple Uses of the Continental Shelf and the Adjacent Ocean - Integrated Center of Oceanography (INCT-Mar COI)
    Project PIs: Jose H. Muelbert, Edmo Campos, Osmar Moller, Regina Rodrigues
    Project webpage: www.inct.furg.br

  • Project title: Western boundary retroflections: connecting latitudinal transports and gyre recirculations in the Atlantic Ocean (VA-DE-RETRO)
    Project PIs: Josep L Pelegri
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Interannual Variability of the Brazil Current
    Project PIs: Marlos Goes, Yanyun Liu, Shenfu Dong, Sang-ki Lee
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Corrientes del Atlantico Sudoccidental Satelite In-Situ (CASSIS)
    Project PIs: Martin Saraceno, Christine Provost, Alberto Piola*, Raul Guerrero, Elbio Palma, Nathalie Sennechael, Alejandro Bianchi, Diane Ruiz-Pino
    Project webpage: www.cima.fcen.uba.ar/malvinascurrent

  • Project title: Monitoring the upper ocean transport variability in the western South Atlantic (MOVAR)
    Project PIs: Mauricio Mata, Mauro Cirano
    Project webpage: www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/hdenxbt/ax_home.php?ax=97

  • Project title: Investigating the formation, restratification and dissipation of the South Atlantic subtropical mode water (SAMOWA)
    Project PIs: Olga Sato, Paulo Polito, Paulo H. R. Calil, Marcelo Dottori
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Regional Atlantic Circulation and Global Change (RACE): Subproject 1.1: Role of the tropical Atlantic for climate variations in the Atlantic area
    Project PIs: Peter Brandt, Marcus Dengler, Rebecca Hummels
    Project webpage: www.marum.de/en/WP1.1.html

  • Project title: Variability of the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre
    Project PIs: Renellys Perez
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Pathways and Modes of Variability
    Project PIs: Renellys Perez, Ricardo Matano, Silvia Garzoli*
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Interannual-to-Decadal Variability of the South Atlantic MOC
    Project PIs: Shenfu Dong, Sang-ki Lee
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: State of the Climate: Quarterly Reports of the Meridional Heat Transport in the Atlantic Ocean
    Project PIs: Shenfu Dong, Molly Baringer, Gustavo Goni, Silvia Garzoli*
    Project webpage: www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/soto/mht/

  • Project title: Collaborative Research: Understanding the Freshwater Budget of the Atlantic Ocean: Controls, Responses, and the Role of the AMOC
    Project PIs: Wei Cheng, Dongxiao Zhang, John Chiang, Gokhan Danabasoglu, Wilbert Weijer
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Variability and coherence of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
    Project PIs: Xiaobiao Xu, Eric Chassignet, Shenfu Dong, Molly Baringer, Gustavo Goni
    Project webpage: N/A

  • Project title: Annual repeat hydrographic measurements in Drake Passage on GO-SHIP line SR1b
    Project PIs: Yvonne Firing
    Project webpage: projects.noc.ac.uk/drake-passage/