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Campaign Name : PIRATA BR-01
Objective : Mooring of 3 ATLAS buoys and collecting of oceanographic, bathymetric and meteorological data.
Cruise Period : 19JAN1998 (Fortaleza/ CE) – 03FEB1998 (Natal/ RN)
Limits : North : 20.0   South : 0.0    West : -38.0    East : -35.0
Ship Name : Antares
Chief Scientist(s) : VIANNA Marcio
Project : PIRATA
Responsible Laboratory : Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais – INPE
Rod. Pres. Dutra km 40
Cachoeira Paulista, SP – Brazil
Summary of
Measurements :
The variables measured are: surface wind, surface temperature, surface conductivity (salinity), air temperature, relative humidity, shortwave radiation, precipitation, subsurface temperature (10 depths up to 500 m) sub-surface conductivity (3 depths up to 500 m), and pressure 300 and 500 m.
Contact : NOBRE Paulo
Comments :

CITATION: NOBRE Paulo (1998) PIRATA BR-01 cruise, RV Antares.


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BIBLIOGRAPHY (PIRATA Science Publications)

Evangelista H., Sifeddine A., Corrège T., Servain J., Dassié E.P., Logato R., Cordeiro R.C., Shen C.‐C., Le Cornec F., Nogueira J., Segal B., Castagna A., Turcq B. (2018). Climatic constraints on growth rate and geochemistry (Sr/Ca and U/Ca) of the coral Siderastrea stellata in the Southwest Equatorial Atlantic (Rocas Atoll, Brazil). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19(3), 772-786. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GC007365
Bruto L., Araujo M., Noriega C., Veleda D., Lefevre N. (2017). Variability of CO2 fugacity at the western edge of the tropical Atlantic Ocean from the 8°N to 38°W PIRATA buoy. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 78, 12017. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2017.01.003
Foltz G.R., Schmid C., Lumpkin R. (2017). An enhanced PIRATA data set for tropical Atlantic ocean-atmosphere research. Journal of Climate, 31(4), 1499-1524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0816.1
Bonou F.K., Noriega C.D., Lefèvre N., Araujo M. (2016). Distribution of CO2 parameters in the Western Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 73, 47-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2015.12.001
Hernandez, O., Jouanno J., Durand F. (2016). Do the Amazon and Orinoco freshwater plumes really matter for hurricane-induced ocean surface cooling?, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 121, 2119-2141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011021
Hounsou-Gbo G. A., Servain J., Araujo M., Martins E.S., Bourlès B., Caniaux G. (2016). Oceanic Indices for Forecasting Seasonal Rainfall over the Northern Part of Brazilian Northeast. American Journal of Climate Change, 5 (2), 261-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajcc.2016.52022
Lefèvre N., Veleda D., Araujo M., Caniaux G. (2016). Variability and trends of carbon parameters at a timeseries in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic. Tellus B, 68, 30305. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v68.30305
Cintra M.M., Lentini C.A.D., Servain J., Araujo M., Marone E. (2015). Physical processes that drive the seasonal evolution of the Southwestern Tropical Atlantic Warm Pool. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 72, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2015.08.001
Hounsou-gbo G.A., Araujo M., Bourlès B., Veleda D., Servain J. (2015). Tropical Atlantic contributions to strong rainfall variability along the Northeast Brazilian coast. Advances in Meteorology, 2015, Article ID 902084. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/902084
Araujo M., Veleda D., Barrocas P.R.G., Moraes F.F.M., Montagne R., Lopez E. (2014). Non-stationary climatic influence of inter-epidemic periods on Dengue in Brazil. In Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon, Steenbergen et al. (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00123-7
Lefèvre N., Urbano D.F., Gallois F., Diverrès D. (2014). Impact of physical processes on the seasonal distribution of the fugacity of CO2 in the western tropical Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 119, 646-663. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JC009248
Rodrigues R.R., McPhaden M.J. (2014). Why did the 2011-12 La Niña cause a severe drought in the Brazilian Northeast? Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 1012-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013GL058703
Ferreira B.P., Costa M.B.S.F., Coxey M.S., Gaspar A.L., Veleda D.R.A., Araujo M. (2013). The effects of sea surface temperature anomalies on oceanic coral reef systems in the southwestern tropical Atlantic. Coral Reefs, 32 (2), 441-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-012-0992-y

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