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This paper lists questions that will be posed for physicists in the context of the design and development of a model of ocean biogeochemical processes. The following problems have been discussed: (i) fluctuations and particles with memory - difficulties and techniques; (ii) fluctuations and particles without memory - sub-grid scale (SGS) heterogeneities; (iii) seasonal boundary layer; (iv) the permanent thermocline - ventilation, gyres and eddies; (v) ocean-atmosphere coupled models; (vi) geostrophic turbulence; (vii) deep water circulation; (viii) mesoscale turbulence; (ix) ocean-ice interactions; (x) slope/open ocean exchanges. This list includes most of the critical issues of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE). For each of the issues relevant references are provided and weaknesses and future avenues of development are identified.

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Authors: GARÇON V C, UMR39, GRGS/CNRS, Toulouse (FR);BAUMERT H, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Meereskunde (DE);SCHRIMPF W, JRC Ispra (IT);WOODS J D, University of Oxford, Linaere College (GB);GARCON V C, UMR39, GRGS/CNRS, Toulouse (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nato ASI Series, Towards a Model of Ocean Biogeochemical Processes, Vol. 1 (1993) No. 10, pp. 47-70
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