Physical-Biological Modeling Studies.
Final rept. 1 Jul 90-31 Dec 95,
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The primary accomplishment from the CTZ modeling work is the development and implementation of a combined biological, bio-optical and circulation model. This model is the first of this type to be applied to coastal ocean processes. The Lagrangian calculations showed that Taylor Caps are important in retaining plankton populations over seamounts. The combined biological, bio-optical and circulation models for the CTZ will likely serve as a prototype for future development of interdisciplinary models for coastal marine systems. The seamount Lagrangian particle simulations provided a better understanding of the relative contribution of circulation and biological processes to particle retention around these topographic features.
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