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Planktonic interactions and chaotic advection in Langmuir circulation

Bees, M.A., Mezic, I., and McGlade, J. (1998) Planktonic interactions and chaotic advection in Langmuir circulation. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 44 (6). pp. 527-544. ISSN 0378-4754 (doi:10.1016/S0378-4754(97)00097-9)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-4754(97)00097-9

Abstract

The role of unsteady laminar flows for planktonic communities is investigated. Langmuir circulation is used, as a typical medium-scale structure, to illustrate mechanisms for the generation of plankton patches. Two behaviours are evident: chaotic regions that help to spread plankton and locally coherent regions that do not mix with the chaotic regions and which persist for long periods of time. The interaction of populations of phytoplankton with zooplankton is discussed, taking into account the variations in plankton buoyancy.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bees, Dr Martin
Authors: Bees, M.A., Mezic, I., and McGlade, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QK Botany
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
ISSN:0378-4754
ISSN (Online):1872-7166

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