Marine Biology

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 169–177

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


  • R. L. Iverson
    • Department of OceanographyFlorida State University
  • H. C. CurlJr.
    • School of OceanographyOregon State University
  • J. L. Saugen
    • Department of Electrical EngineeringOregon State University

DOI: 10.1007/BF00387294

Cite this article as:
Iverson, R.L., Curl, H.C. & Saugen, J.L. Mar. Biol. (1974) 28: 169. doi:10.1007/BF00387294


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.

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