Modeling the distribution of Trichodesmium and nitrogen fixation in the Atlantic Ocean

  title={Modeling the distribution of Trichodesmium and nitrogen fixation in the Atlantic Ocean},
  author={R R Hood and V J Coles and Douglas G. Capone},
[1] In this paper we use a coupled, 3-dimensional, biological-physical model, which includes an explicit, dynamic representation of Trichodesmium, to predict the distribution of Trichodesmium and rates of N2-fixation in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean. It is shown that the model reproduces the approximate observed meridional distribution of Trichodesmium in the Atlantic and elevated concentrations in specific coastal and open ocean regions where this organism is known to occur. The… CONTINUE READING


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