Presentation on theme: "Upwelling in the Region of Cabo Frio, RJ – Brazil CAIO MATTOS."— Presentation transcript:
Upwelling in the Region of Cabo Frio, RJ – Brazil CAIO MATTOS
Where is Cabo Frio?
Mean SST The name Cabo Frio means “Cold Cape” in English → the waters are very cold
Vector Average Wind Stress
Monthly upwelling estimates
Importance - In 2009, more than 27 tons of fish were caught in the region of Cabo Frio; - In Brazil, almost 60% of the fisheries come from artisanal fishing → as much as 500,000 tons per year; - So, the upwelling phenomenon is important for the economy of the Cabo Frio region, specially for the large community of fishermen present in the area.