Predicting Upwelling Radiance on the West Florida Shelf
Final rept., Mar 2001-Dec 2005
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST TAMPA FL
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This effort produced a fully coupled physical, chemical, biological, and optical numerical model, which at its foundation is the community physical model ROMS 2.2. This physical model enjoys wide spread support in the open source ocean modeling community, and continues to receive development funding from the Navy and the National Science Foundation. The chemical and biological model includes the ability to simulate multiple groups of phytoplankton, multiple limiting nutrients, spectral light harvesting by phytoplankton, multiple particulate and dissolved degradational pools of organic material, and non-stoichometric carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, silica, and iron dynamics. It also includes a complete spectral light model for the prediction of Inherent Optical Properties IOPs. The coupling of the predicted IOP model Ecosim 2.0 with robust radiative transfer model Ecolight 4.1 was also accomplished, which allows for the direct simulation of remote sensing reflectance. This provides a mechanism whereby the physical and ecological model may be directly validated on radiometry rather than an approximation of biomass.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Theoretical Mathematics