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Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6049–6070, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6049-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6049–6070, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6049-2021

Model experiment description paper 11 Oct 2021

Model experiment description paper | 11 Oct 2021

The Lagrangian-based Floating Macroalgal Growth and Drift Model (FMGDM v1.0): application to the Yellow Sea green tide

Fucang Zhou et al.

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In this study, a physical–ecological model, the Floating Macroalgal Growth and Drift Model (FMGDM), was developed to determine the dynamic growth and drifting pattern of floating macroalgae. Based on Lagrangian tracking, the macroalgae bloom is jointly controlled by ocean flows, sea surface wind, temperature, irradiation, and nutrients. The FMGDM was robust in successfully reproducing the spatial and temporal dynamics of the massive green tide around the Yellow Sea.