Quantifying the Role of Physical Processes in Thin Layer Formation and Maintenance

Abstract

Our long-term goal is to understand how physical processes influence the formation, maintenance and dispersion of thin layers of phytoplankton and zooplankton. Thin layers range in thickness from a few tens of centimeters to a few meters, and have concentrations sufficient to influence biological processes. These layers can extend horizontally for kilometers and may persist for more than 24 hours. In order to understand the contribution of physical processes to thin layer dynamics it is necessary to measure physical processes and thin layers over temporal scales, ranging from minutes to days, and spatial scales, ranging from centimeters to 10s of kilometers.

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@inproceedings{Dekshenieks2010QuantifyingTR, title={Quantifying the Role of Physical Processes in Thin Layer Formation and Maintenance}, author={Margaret M. Dekshenieks and Percy L. Donaghay and Thomas R. Osborn}, year={2010} }