Biogeochemical and Physical Processes in Global Coupled and Lake Superior Models

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Biogeochemical and Physical Processes in Global Coupled and Lake Superior Models

These researchers currently have two main lines of research:

  • One project concerns the physical mixing mechanisms between the nearshore and open waters of Lake Superior using the Regional Ocean Model System (community model) running on Itasca. This work involves numerical simulations of a 3D quasi-geostrophic model with realistic boundary conditions for Lake Superior. Results of these modeling efforts may be used in accessing their influence on various nearshore interests, such as lake fisheries and water quality.
  • A second project involves research using a large-scale earth system model of intermediate complexity developed at MSI: MESMO2. This research focuses on the variation in Redfield ratios exhibited by biological organisms in the ocean, and the resulting effect on their evolution, distribution, and climatic changes.

The Biogeochemical Group continues to maintain both models, which will continue to be used to understand biogeochemical cycles in both Lake Superior and the world oceans.

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