Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Development and technical paper
08 Oct 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 08 Oct 2015

S2P3-R (v1.0): a framework for efficient regional modelling of physical and biological structures and processes in shelf seas

R. Marsh, A. E. Hickman, and J. Sharples


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AR by Robert Marsh on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jul 2015) by Andrew Yool
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Jul 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Aug 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (19 Aug 2015) by Andrew Yool
AR by Robert Marsh on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Sep 2015) by Andrew Yool
Short summary
Our relatively shallow shelf seas are warmed at the surface in spring and summer, while strong tidal currents act to mix away the surface warmth. These competing effects strongly influence the conditions for seasonal growth of the phytoplankton that support marine food webs. We have developed a versatile framework for fast computer modelling of shelf seas, to explore seasonal and year-to-year variations of warming and plankton productivity, tested against observations in different regions.