Marine Biology

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 169–177 | Cite as

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

  • R. L. Iverson
  • H. C. CurlJr.
  • J. L. Saugen


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Iverson
    • 1
  • H. C. CurlJr.
    • 2
  • J. L. Saugen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OceanographyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.School of OceanographyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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