, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 169-177

Simulation model for wind-driven summer phytoplankton dynamics in Auke Bay, Alaska

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Abstract

A model was developed for use in simulating effects of short-term wind-mixing of the water column on estuarine phytoplankton dynamics. Simulation results, using parameter values estimated from field data, exhibited maxima observed in phytoplankton standing crop over a summer in Auke Bay, Alaska. Short-term wind-mixing of the water column can be important in determining the time of occurrence of phytoplankton community productivity pulses in deep estuaries.

Communicated by J. Bunt, Miami