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Integrated modelling and measurement of physically controlled fluxes and plankton dynamics in coastal seas

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Reference no: MAST0050
Period: July 1990 till March 1993
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Modelling; Physical oceanography; Phytoplankton; Plankton
Geographical terms: ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]; MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

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  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Brussel (KBIN-BMM), more

The project aims to advance physical aspects of marine environmental modelling through:

  1. forming common North Sea and Mediterranean data sets with which existing 2-D shelf-sea hydrodynamic models will be forced, intercompared and tested;
  2. measuring characteristic physical and phytoplankton variability in the Rhine outflow plume region in September/October 1990, including HF radar mapping of surface currents, time-series moorings for currents, temperature, salinity, fluorescence and transmittance, and detailed ship surveys;
  3. forming a framework and primitive modules for a new common model of physical and plankton behaviour in regions of freshwater influence, incorporating surface fluxes, shear, stratification, turbulence, waves, suspended sediment (a module will be developed) and plankton dynamics.

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