Modeling physical-biological responses to climate change in the California Current system

TitleModeling physical-biological responses to climate change in the California Current system
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFranks PJS, Di Lorenzo E, Goebel N.L, Chenillat F, Riviere P, Edward C.A, Miller AJ
JournalOceanography
Volume26
Pagination26-33
Date Published2013/09
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1042-8275
Accession NumberWOS:000323808600006
Keywordsecosystem; el-nino; Fronts; ocean; surface; upwelling systems
Abstract

Understanding the effects of climate change on planktonic ecosystems requires the synthesis of large, diverse data sets of variables that often interact in nonlinear ways. One fruitful approach to this synthesis is the use of numerical models. Here, we describe how models have been used to gain understanding of the physical-biological couplings leading to decadal changes in the southern California Current ecosystem. Moving from basin scales to local scales, we show how atmospheric, physical oceanographic, and biological dynamics interact to create long-term fluctuations in the dynamics of the California Current ecosystem.

Short TitleOceanography
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