The southwestern Atlantic Ocean is characterized by the confluence of the Brazil and Malvinas Currents, which form very strong surface and subsurface fronts that can be detected from altimetry observations   .
Brazil Current (BC) Variability
Latitude of separation of the BC front from the continental shelf and southernmost intrusion of the BC in the SW Atlantic.
. G. Goni, S. Kamholz, S. Garzoli and D. Olson: Dynamics of the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence based on inverted echo sounders and altimetry. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 101, No. C7, 16273-16289, 1996. (PDF)
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