The role of sediment-induced light attenuation on primary production during Hurricane Gustav (2008)

  title={The role of sediment-induced light attenuation on primary production during Hurricane Gustav (2008)},
  author={Zhengchen Zang and Z. George Xue and Kehui Xu and Samuel J. Bentley and Qin Jim Chen and Eurico J. D’Sa and Le Zhang and Yanda Ou},
Abstract. We introduced a sediment-induced light attenuation algorithm into a biogeochemical model of the Coupled Ocean–Atmosphere–Wave–Sediment Transport (COAWST) modeling system. A fully coupled ocean–atmospheric–sediment–biogeochemical simulation was carried out to assess the impact of sediment-induced light attenuation on primary production in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the passage of Hurricane Gustav in 2008. When compared with model results without sediment-induced light… 
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