Exploring the Red Sea seasonal ecosystem functioning using a three-dimensional biophysical model

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/552185
Title:
Exploring the Red Sea seasonal ecosystem functioning using a three-dimensional biophysical model
Authors:
Triantafyllou, G.; Yao, F.; Petihakis, G.; Tsiaras, K. P.; Raitsos, D. E.; Hoteit, Ibrahim ( 0000-0002-3751-4393 )
Abstract:
The Red Sea exhibits complex hydrodynamic and biogeochemical dynamics, which vary both in time and space. These dynamics have been explored through the development and application of a 3-D ecosystem model. The simulation system comprises two off-line coupled submodels: the MIT General Circulation Model (MITgcm) and the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model (ERSEM), both adapted for the Red Sea. The results from an annual simulation under climatological forcing are presented. Simulation results are in good agreement with satellite and in situ data illustrating the role of the physical processes in determining the evolution and variability of the Red Sea ecosystem. The model was able to reproduce the main features of the Red Sea ecosystem functioning, including the exchange with the Gulf of Aden, which is a major driving mechanism for the whole Red Sea ecosystem and the winter overturning taking place in the north. Some model limitations, mainly related to the dynamics of the extended reef system located in the southern part of the Red Sea, which is not currently represented in the model, still need to be addressed.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Exploring the Red Sea seasonal ecosystem functioning using a three-dimensional biophysical model 2014, 119 (3):1791 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Journal:
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
DOI:
10.1002/2013JC009641
Type:
Article
ISSN:
21699275
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013JC009641
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Articles; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorTriantafyllou, G.en
dc.contributor.authorYao, F.en
dc.contributor.authorPetihakis, G.en
dc.contributor.authorTsiaras, K. P.en
dc.contributor.authorRaitsos, D. E.en
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-04T16:42:22Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-04T16:42:22Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03en
dc.identifier.citationExploring the Red Sea seasonal ecosystem functioning using a three-dimensional biophysical model 2014, 119 (3):1791 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceansen
dc.identifier.issn21699275en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2013JC009641en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552185en
dc.description.abstractThe Red Sea exhibits complex hydrodynamic and biogeochemical dynamics, which vary both in time and space. These dynamics have been explored through the development and application of a 3-D ecosystem model. The simulation system comprises two off-line coupled submodels: the MIT General Circulation Model (MITgcm) and the European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model (ERSEM), both adapted for the Red Sea. The results from an annual simulation under climatological forcing are presented. Simulation results are in good agreement with satellite and in situ data illustrating the role of the physical processes in determining the evolution and variability of the Red Sea ecosystem. The model was able to reproduce the main features of the Red Sea ecosystem functioning, including the exchange with the Gulf of Aden, which is a major driving mechanism for the whole Red Sea ecosystem and the winter overturning taking place in the north. Some model limitations, mainly related to the dynamics of the extended reef system located in the southern part of the Red Sea, which is not currently represented in the model, still need to be addressed.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013JC009641en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceansen
dc.titleExploring the Red Sea seasonal ecosystem functioning using a three-dimensional biophysical modelen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceansen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography; Anavyssos, Attica, Greeceen
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography; Anavyssos, Attica, Greeceen
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography; Anavyssos, Attica, Greeceen
dc.contributor.institutionPlymouth Marine Laboratory; Plymouth UKen
kaust.authorYao, Fengchaoen
kaust.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
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