publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

Modelling the biogeochemical cycles of elements limiting primary production in the English Channel:I. Role of thermohaline stratification

Alain Menesguen; Thierry Hoch;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1997 Journal: Marine Ecology Progress Series, volume 146, pages 173-188 (issn: 0171-8630, eissn: 1616-1599, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Inter-Research Science Center
  • Country: France
Abstract
This paper presents the general framework of an ecological model of the English Channel. The model is a result of combining a physical sub-model with a biological one. in the physical submodel, the Channel is divided into 71 boxes and water fluxes between them are calculated automatically. A 2-layer, vertical thermohaline model was then linked with the horizontal circulation scheme. This physical sub-model exhibits thermal stratification in the western Channel during spring and summer and haline stratification in the Bay of Seine due to high flow rates from the river. The biological sub-model takes 2 elements, nitrogen and silicon, into account and divides phyto...
Subjects
free text keywords: ecological box-model, thermohaline stratification, English Channel, primary production, Plankton, Chlorophyll a, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Thermohaline circulation, Environmental science, Phytoplankton, Biogeochemical cycle, Communication channel, Bay, Oceanography, Stratification (seeds)

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