Coupling biology and oceanography in models

Citation
W. Fennel et T. Neumann, Coupling biology and oceanography in models, AMBIO, 30(4-5), 2001, pp. 232-236
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology,"Environmental Engineering & Energy
Journal title
AMBIO
ISSN journal
0044-7447 → ACNP
Volume
30
Issue
4-5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
232 - 236
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-7447(200108)30:4-5<232:CBAOIM>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
The dynamics of marine ecosystems, i.e. the changes of observable chemical- biological quantities in space and time, are driven by biological and physi cal processes. Predictions of future developments of marine systems need a theoretical framework, i.e. models, solidly based on research and understan ding of the different processes involved. The natural way to describe marin e systems theoretically seems to be the embedding of chemical-biological mo dels into circulation models. However, while circulation models are relativ ely advanced the quantitative theoretical description of chemical-biologica l processes lags behind. This paper discusses some of the approaches and pr oblems in the development of consistent theories and indicates the benefici al potential of the coupling of marine biology and oceanography in models.