Accession Number:

AD0761210

Title:

An Ecological Model of the Lower Marine Trophic Levels on the Continental Shelf off West Florida.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

187.0

Abstract:

A simulation model of the flow of the biologically limiting nutrient through the lower trophic levels phytoplankton, zooplankton, pelagic fish, detritus, and limiting nutrient dissolved in the water column of a marine ecosystem over a continental shelf is presented. Interrelated processes of this time dependent, spatial, nonlinear, physical-chemical-biological model include advection, diffusion, several biotic and abiotic environmental conditions, and numerous biological processes. The maximum rate of nutrient uptake by phytoplankton, Vm, is found to be a fundamental time scale to which both physical and biological processes can be related. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE