Ocean science in the South Atlantic

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The South Atlantic Ocean plays a key role in global climate variability, oceanic biological productivity, biogeochemical cycles as well as the global ocean and atmospheric circulations. The South Atlantic connects the northern branch of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation to the Indian, Pacific and Southern oceans. It also hosts highly productive ecosystems, such as the Benguela Upwellling System, fuelled by cold, nutrient-rich waters. Nevertheless, the South Atlantic Ocean has received only a fraction of the scientific attention of its Northern Hemisphere counterpart, the North Atlantic Ocean – which is right on the doorstep of some of the wealthiest funders of scientific research, in North America and Europe. In this Collection, we firmly turn the attention to the Southern Hemisphere.

In addition to the articles we have invited and to address these diverse, unique, and interconnected research challenges, we welcome high-quality submissions spanning any aspect of ocean science in the South Atlantic Ocean. All submissions will be subject to the same review process and editorial standards as regular Communications Earth & Environment Articles.

This is an open Collection and submissions will be considered on a rolling basis.

Wave breaking in the middle of a rough sea


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