The Laboratory of Ocean and Atmosphere Studies (LOA) has its main lines of research focused on the study of ocean physics, atmospheric physics, and the interaction between these two media. LOA integrates several multi-institutional research projects. Conducts and supports data collection campaigns on oceanographic cruises in the Tropical Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Antarctica (Southern Ocean). Associated with these in situ observations, many studies on the exchanges of momentum, heat, and CO2 at the ocean-atmosphere interface are developed. There is great synergy in the combined use of in situ and satellite data in conducting ocean-atmosphere interaction research and climate studies. Among the major scientific challenges pursued by the LOA is the concern to understand better the physical processes at the interface between the ocean and the atmosphere. These issues are also addressed using coupled numerical regional modeling of the ocean and atmosphere.
LOA is operational and has a set of meteo-oceanographic instruments used in oceanographic research cruises. In addition, in association with other OBT projects, it has a high-performance computing system used for coupled regional modeling and numerical processing of large volumes of data.
Here you can find the LOA in the Directory of Research Groups in Brazil - CNPq/Lattes.
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