Ruoying He1, Dennis McGillicuddy2, Don Anderson2, Bruce Keafer2
Carolina State University
2Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Disclaimer: these simulations are for experimental purposes only.
Results here represent model solutions initiated from a cyst abundance map from late 2006, with germination, growth, and transport of Alexandrium fundyense cells driven by the factors listed below.
Physical circulation model
Multiple nested ROMS, ca. ~1km resolution in GOM
Tides (M2, S2, N2,
6-hourly wind and heat fluxes from NCEP NOMAD (12-km resolution)
River runoff data from USGS
Sea surface temperature from satellites
Initial conditions and open boundary conditions from large-scale parent model (HYCOM)
Alexandrium fundyense model
from Stock et
al. 2005; McGillicuddy et al.
2005; He et al. (to
Solar radiation from
Climatological nutrient fields from BIO (Petrie et al., 2000)
The mortality rate of A. fundyense is now parameterized using the temperature dependent Q10 formulation (Durbin and Durbin, 1992)
Modeled A. fundyense bloom
surface wind fields and modeled bloom conditions from
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