סמינר בחוג לגיאופיזיקה: Impact of turbulence on mesocale planktonic systems
Dr. Yoav Lehahn, Weizmann Inst.
Plankton are the diverse collection of non-motile drifting organisms inhibiting oceans and lakes.
Spatial characteristics of planktonic systems often reflect the horizontal transport properties of the oceanic turbulent flow in which they are embedded. Classically, plankton response to horizontal stirring and mixing is regarded in terms of generation of fine-scale (~10-100km) patchiness following large-scale bloom initiation. In this talk I will discuss possible implications of the opposite scenario of turbulence dispersing and diluting fine-scale plankton patches.
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