Accession Number:

ADP013588

Title:

Stirring and Mixing of Biologically Reactive Tracers

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

SOUTHAMPTON OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE (UNITEDKINGDOM)

Report Date:

2001-01-19

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

We examine the effect of stirring and mixing on the marine planktonic ecosystem. We present a number of models investigating the impact of patchiness in the population, diffusion, and fluid stirring on the spatial structure of the population and the overall production rates of the system. It is found that the heterogeneity of the system significantly affects the way the system behaves. The response of the ecosystem to the action of the fluid flow is a function of not only the topology of the flow but also the dynamics of the ecological model itself.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE