|Modeling of estuarine synthesis|
Hoffmann, E.E. (2000). Modeling of estuarine synthesis, in: Hobbie, J.E. (Ed.) Estuarine science: a synthetic approach to research and practice. pp. 129-148
In: Hobbie, J.E. (Ed.) (2000). Estuarine science: a synthetic approach to research and practice. Island Press: Washington D.C. ISBN 1-55963-700-5. XI, 539 pp., more
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Coupled circulation-biological models provide a framework for integrating and synthesizing information about estuarine systems and for investigating hypotheses about controlling processes in these systems. Therefore, it is , appropriate to briefly review some existing circulation-biological models that have been developed for estuarine systems. A selection of models that consider larval transport and dispersion, whole-ecosystem dynamics, and population dynamics of specific species are discussed in terms of their basic structure. Emphasis is placed on potential model shortcomings as a basis for recommending improvements to future models. These discussions highlight the need for circulation-biological models that are integrated with a range of observation systems and visualization techniques. It is through such systems that estuarine synthesis will be accomplished.