Physical oceanography and marine ecosystems: some illustrative examples
Olivier Métais

The role of physical oceanography on different length and time scales in marine ecosystems is elucidated by means of some illustrative examples. Special focus is put on time and length scales, physical mechanisms underlying production and distribution of biological matter, contact rate and small-scale turbulence, vertical migration and larval settlement in tidal flow and the influence of advection on the distribution of plankton and fish eggs.

Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 61(Suppl.1) : 93-108 Back PDF
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