A Partnership for Modeling the Marine Environment of Puget Sound, Washington
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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Puget Sound, Washington, is both the largest fjord in the lower forty-eight states and closest to the substantial urban centers of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and surrounding communities. The sound has seasonally high annual phytoplankton standing stock and primary production, and they support several economically valuable fisheries. Our long-term goals are to develop quantitative understanding of the Sounds circulation and marine ecosystem, and of the sensitivity of the physical and the biological system to natural and human perturbations and to develop models of Puget Sound that can aid agencies with responsibilities for environmental management in making informed decisions and serve as marine science education tools.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography