Three main objectives to improve our understanding about :

• the circulation on the Patagonian continental shelf (PCS) using satellite altimetry data combined with in-situ data
• the dynamics of the Malvinas Current (MC), a mayor western boundary current
• the interactions between the MC and the circulation on the continental platform

As anticipated results, the general objectives are :

• to assess the validity of the satellite altimeter data in the PCS, to measure the transport of the Malvinas Current at different latitudes
• to explore the co-variability of the MC and PCS velocity and transport and to study the influence of wind-driven currents and coastal trapped waves on sea level and current variability on the continental shelf and slope
• to develop methods for correcting satellite altimetry data for their effects.





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