Boulder Fluid and Thermal Sciences Seminar Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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10:45--11:45 AM (refreshments at 10:30 AM)
Bechtel Collaboratory 1B70, Discovery Learning Center
Engineering Center
University of Colorado at Boulder

Add to Calendar 02/27/2020 10:45:00 AM 02/27/2020 11:45:00 AM 9 Boulder Fluid and Thermal Sciences Seminar Bechtel Collaboratory 1B70, Discovery Learning Center, University of Colorado, Boulder MM/DD/YYYY

Modelling the coupled physical/biogeochemical dynamics of the Adriatic Sea

Marco Zavatarelli Università di Bologna

The seminar will provide an overview of the general characteristics of the coupled (circulation and biogeochemical dynamics) models implemented in order to simulate the environmental dynamics of the Adriatic Sea, a regional Mediterranean Sea basin characterized by very much contrasting physical and biogeochemical characteristics, ranging from truly coastal (shallow depth, large river input, meso to eutrophic) in the North, to truly open ocean (dense water formation, oligotrophic) in the South. Modelling activities ranged from implementation of one- to three-dimensional models, carried out in order to understand the role of the physical structure (seasonal stratification/destratification cycle) and dynamics (advection/diffusion) in constraining/governing the structuring of the lower trophic levels (from nutrients and light to bacteria, phytoplankton and zooplankton) ecosystem. The variability of the ecosystem dynamics has been studied considering climatological, interannually varying and future scenarios (surface and lateral) boundary condition, in order to start investigating the climate related long term variability.


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Support from Herbert and Karen Vogel is gratefully acknowledged through a Vogel Faculty Fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder.



The seminar is held at the Discovery Learning Center (DLC) at the University of Colorado. Parking is free with a permit, which is provided at the seminar. The location for parking is shown in the map below.

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