Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Model evaluation paper
25 Jan 2019
Model evaluation paper |  | 25 Jan 2019

A high-resolution biogeochemical model (ROMS 3.4 + bio_Fennel) of the East Australian Current system

Carlos Rocha, Christopher A. Edwards, Moninya Roughan, Paulina Cetina-Heredia, and Colette Kerry


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AR by Carlos Rocha on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Nov 2018) by Sandra Arndt
RR by Leonardo Laiolo (29 Nov 2018)
RR by E. Jones (11 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Dec 2018) by Sandra Arndt
AR by Carlos Rocha on behalf of the Authors (29 Dec 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Jan 2019) by Sandra Arndt
AR by Carlos Rocha on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2019)
Short summary
Off southeast Australia, the East Australian Current (EAC) moves warm nutrient-poor waters towards the pole. In this region, the EAC and a large number of vortices pinching off it strongly affect phytoplankton’s access to nutrients and light. To study these dynamics, we created a numerical model that is able to solve the ocean conditions and how they modulate the foundation of the region’s ecosystem. We validated model results against available data and this showed that the model performs well.