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The Brazilian Coastal Current (BCC) is a relatively slow but highly energetic coastal current, flowing in the opposite direction to the Brazil Current. The BCC occurs over the Southern Brazilian Continental Shelf of the Atlantic Ocean off of the coast of Brazil enduring from spring through winter, reaching its most northerly extreme at 25.2 degrees South in August.
- Physical Oceanography Index
- Ronald Buss de Souza and Ian S.Robinson. 2004. Lagrangian and satellite observations of the Brazilian Coastal Current. CSR, 24:241–262.