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