Modelling of coastal upwelling offshore Mauritania in view of a better exploitation of remote sensing data
The export of organic material from upwelling zones to adjacent deep waters or through loss to shelf sediments has been suggested as a significant pathway for the sequestering of atmospheric carbon to the ocean interior. Remote sensing data provide mainly surface information and often suffer from spatial or temporal gaps. Mathematical modelling and in situ measurements are therefore important complementary activities. Research activities comprise the use of infrared and visible satellite observations jointly with modelling and seatruth measurements for quantitative studies of primary production. The model requirements for a 3-d hydrodynamic model are defined, followed by an outline of the model features and a description of a case study.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Modélisation des cycles biogéochimiques : Applications aux opérations du Programme JGOFS-France (1993) No. 15, pp. 17-23
Record Number: 199310929 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
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