A Theoretical Model of Surf Zone Circulation and Diatom Growth
This paper examines some of the processes and mechanisms that govern the time-averaged distribution of diatoms in surf zone environments. To this end, an idealized mathematical model is developed of the relative concentration of diatoms resulting from advection and phostosynthesis in the surf zone.
KeywordsSpecific Growth Rate Surf Zone Beach Slope Diatom Growth Circulation Gyre
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