|Idrisi, N.; Romanou, A.; Olascoaga, M.J..|
|A Nutrients-Phytoplankton-Zooplankton-Detritus (NPZD) ecosystem model is coupled to the Miami Isopycnic-Coordinate Ocean Model (MICOM) to study planktondynamics in the Arabian Sea. Experiments oriented to testing the NPZD-MICOM coupled model sensitivity to variations in several parameters are performed. Particular attention is paid to the rates of detritus sinking and maximum phytoplankton growth rate. The coarse features of the blooms are captured by all the experiments considered, and agree with earlier models for the biological activity of the region. Intensity, duration, and peaks of the blooms are found to be quite sensitive to the parameter choices. The existence of an offshore deep chlorophyll maximum in the model is found to be closely related to...|
|Tipo: Journal Contribution
||Palavras-chave: Phytoplankton; Zooplankton; Detritus; Biophysics; Modelling; Arabian Sea; Http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_565.