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dc.contributor.authorSpillman, C.M.
dc.contributor.authorImberger, J.
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, David P.
dc.contributor.authorHipsey, Matthew R.
dc.contributor.authorRomero, J.R.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-25T03:36:37Z
dc.date.available2011-11-25T03:36:37Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationSpillman, C.M., Imberger, J., Hamilton, D.P., Hipsey, M.R. & Romero, J.R. (2007). Modelling the effects of Po River discharge, internal nutrient cycling and hydrodynamics on biogeochemistry of the Northern Adriatic Sea. Journal of Marine Systems, 68(1-2), 167-200.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5929
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the coupling of physical and biological processes in the Northern Adriatic Sea through use of a dynamic mass balance approach derived from an interdisciplinary model of hydrodynamics and water quality. Emphasis is placed on modelling the role of nutrient inputs from the Po River and the response of phytoplankton concentrations and distributions, and basin-wide nutrient fluxes. The effects of riverine inflows, seasonal stratification and meteorological forcing were assessed with a dynamically coupled 3D hydrodynamic (ELCOM) and ecological (CAEDYM) model after validation with in situ field and remote sensing data. Model simulation results and mass balance calculations indicate a close coupling of physical and biological processes over a range of space and time scales. Comparison of fluxes from advection and particulate organic matter sedimentation indicate that nutrient and phytoplankton levels of the Northern Adriatic Sea are sensitive to variations in riverine nutrient loadings. A net total phosphorus accumulation of 4.61 × 10 kg⁶ was determined for the basin in 2002, with different climate scenarios and riverine nutrient loadings resulting in varied system responses reflected in this net TP accumulation. Changes in net accumulation of nutrients are considerably lower than variations in nutrient loadings, which suggests that the Northern Adriatic has substantial buffering capacity.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924796306003459en_NZ
dc.subjectELCOM–CAEDYMen_NZ
dc.subjectModelen_NZ
dc.subjectNutrientsen_NZ
dc.subjectmass balanceen_NZ
dc.subjectbiogeochemistryen_NZ
dc.titleModelling the effects of Po River discharge, internal nutrient cycling and hydrodynamics on biogeochemistry of the Northern Adriatic Seaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jmarsys.2006.11.006en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Marine Systemsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page167en_NZ
pubs.editionNovember, 2007en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34082
pubs.end-page200en_NZ
pubs.issue1-2en_NZ
pubs.volume68en_NZ


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