Ocean bio-geophysical modeling using mixed layer-isopycnal general circulation model coupled with photosynthesis process
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In the ocean mixed layer, phytoplanktons convert carbon dioxide into organic matter, which is accumulated into the body of phytoplankton, zooplankton, and fish communities. At the end of ocean biological food web, some compounds sink downward into deep ocean and are converted into carbon dioxide, emitting heat that was originally stored in the body of phytoplanktons as a product of photosynthesis. The notion of these biological-chemical-physical processes in the ocean from the viewpoint or exchange of energy, material, and entropy between ocean biological system and the surrounding oceanic turbulent mixed layer is examined. It is proposed that a possibility of the biophysical feedback for the maintenance of steady and spontaneous ocean geo-chemical system that supports steady carbon circulation in geological time scale in the world ocean using Mixed Layer-Isopycnal ocean General Circulation model with remotely sensed Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) chlorophyll pigment concentration.
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