Simple simulation of the annual variation of the specific photosynthesis rate in Jiaozhou Bay

  • Ren Ling
  • Zhang Man-ping
  • Lu Xian-kun
  • Feng Shi-zuo
  • Uwe H. Brockmann
Biology
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Abstract

A simple diagnostic simulation of the annual cycling of the surface specific photosynthesis rate (SPR) in Jiaozhou Bay is described in this paper. Light intensity, temperature and nutrients (nitrate+ammonia, phosphate) were considered as main factors controlling photosynthesis of phytoplankton and were introduced into the model by different function equations. The simulated variation of specific photosynthesis rate coincided with the measured data. Analysis of the effect of every factor on photosynthesis indicated that the variation of photosynthesis rate was controlled by all these three factors, while temperature showed good correlation with SPR as measurement showed. This diagnostic simulation yielded the values of some parameter relating with the photosynthesis in Jiaozhou Bay.

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simulation specific photosynthesis rate surface seawater Jiaozhou Bay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ren Ling
    • 1
  • Zhang Man-ping
    • 1
  • Lu Xian-kun
    • 1
  • Feng Shi-zuo
    • 2
  • Uwe H. Brockmann
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Chem. and Chemical EngineeringOcean University of QingdaoQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Institute of Physical OceanographyOcean University of QingdaoQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Institute of Biogeochemistry and Marine ChemistryUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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