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Cesar Rocha

PhD student Cesar Rocha from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil


Cesar obtained his B.Sc in Oceanography from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil  in 2011. For his scientific work as an undergraduate student, he received the "2010 Best B.Sc Thesis Award" from the Oceanographic Institute of USP.  

Currently, Cesar is a Master Student in Oceanography at USP and Visiting Research Student at the Department of Physics of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

Current Research

Cesar is interested in the physics of the ocean. In particular, he seeks a deep understanding of the dynamics of mesoscale phenomena through the adaptive combination of observations and theory. Currently, Cesar is investigating whether the surface quasi-geostrophic (SQG) models can account for the observed variability in the Brazil Current region. Cesar has participated in five meso to large-scale oceanographic cruises where he has worked on the acquisition and processing of quasi-synoptic Current, Temperature and Depth (CTD), Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT), Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (L-ADCP), and Thermosalinograph (TSG) data. 

Conferences and Poster Presentations

Rocha, C. B.; Tandon, A.; Silveira, I. C. A.; 2012: Traditional Quasi-geostrophic modes and Surface Quasi-geostrophic solutions in the Brazil Current region. La Jolla, CA , USA. (Talk)

Rocha, C. B.; Silveira, I. C. A.; Gangopadhyay, A., 2012: ``A method to derive temperature and salinity in the Brazil Current region from surface stream function''. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012, Salt Lake City, USA.

Bilo, T. C. ; Paloczy, A. ; Rocha, C. B. ; Silveira, I. C. A. da ; Ceccopieri, W., 2012: ``On the Brazil Current System off Southeast Brazil (22S): Top-bottom direct velocity measurements ''. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012, Salt Lake City, USA.

Ceccopieri, W. ; Silveira, I. C. A. ; Rocha, C. B. ; Polito, P. S. ; Soutelino, R. G. ; Miranda, J. A. ; Ponsoni, L. . On the Inner Recirculation of the South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. In AGU Meeting of Americas, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. Eos. Trans. AGU, 91(26), Meet. Am. Suppl.

Rocha, C. B. ; Calado, L. ; Soutelino, R. G. ; Miranda, J. A. ; Maneschy, F. ; Fernandes, A. ; Silveira, I. C. A. ``Numerical simulations of the oceanic circulation off East Brazil using ROMS. In: VIII Brazilian Symposium on waves, tides, oceanic engenieering and satellite oceanography - OMARSAT, 2009, Arraial do Cabo - RJ. Abstracts VIII OMARSAT, 2009.


Rocha, C. B.; Tandon, A.; Silveira, I. C. A. da; Lima, J. A. M., submitted.: On the vertical structure of the variability in the Brazil Current region: Traditional Quasi-geostrophic modes and Surface Quasi-geostrophic solutions. (Submitted)