Marine Ecosystems

Coupled Physical-Biogeochemical Modeling

We develop models to simulate the nutrient and low-trophic level dynamics in the coastal ocean to understand the
health of ecosystem

ecological model
Hypoxia – “Dead Zone”

Hypoxia – “Dead Zone”

Bottom dissolved oxygen simulated using a coupled physical-biogeochemical model

Oil Spill at Deepwater Horizon Site

Oil Spill at Deepwater Horizon Site

A regional ocean model was used to simulate the tracer field and help interpret its dispersion and temporal evolution. 

Oil Spill

Plankton Dynamics during Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

model simulated results for April 2010

Oil Spill    

Nutrient Dynamics

Carbon Cycling