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Using Coupled Hydrodynamic Biogeochemical Models to Predict the Effects of Tidal Turbine Arrays on Phytoplankton Dynamics

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dc.contributor.author Schuchert, Pia
dc.contributor.author Kregting, Louise
dc.contributor.author Pritchard, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Savidge, Graham
dc.contributor.author Elsasser, Bjorn
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-11T14:01:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-11T14:01:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-22
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12518/276
dc.identifier.citation Schuchert, P., Kregting, L., Pritchard, D., Savidge, G. and Elsäßer, B. (2018) ‘Using Coupled Hydrodynamic Biogeochemical Models to Predict the Effects of Tidal Turbine Arrays on Phytoplankton Dynamics’, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 6(2), p. 58. doi: 10.3390/jmse6020058. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-1312
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6020058
dc.description 17 May Publication history: Accepted - 17 May 2018; Published online - 22 May 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract The effects of large scale tidal energy device (TED) arrays on phytoplankton processes owing to the changes in hydrodynamic flows are unknown. Coupled two-dimensional biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models offer the opportunity to predict potential effects of large scale TED arrays on the local and regional phytoplankton dynamics in coastal and inshore environments. Using MIKE 21 Software by DHI (https://www.dhigroup.com), coupled two-dimensional biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models were developed with simulations including no turbines or an array of 55 turbines with four solar radiation scenarios to assess the temporal and spatial changes of phytoplankton dynamics in an idealised domain. Results suggest that the effect of TEDs on phytoplankton dynamics accounted for up to 25% of the variability in phytoplankton concentrations, most likely associated with an increased residence time in an inshore basin. However, natural variation, such as the intensity of photosynthetically active radiation, had a larger effect on phytoplankton dynamics than an array of TEDs en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The research was financially supported by the EPSRC research grant EP/J010065/1 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.rights © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en_US
dc.subject hydrokinetic en_US
dc.subject nutrients en_US
dc.subject irradiance en_US
dc.subject temperature en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject transport en_US
dc.title Using Coupled Hydrodynamic Biogeochemical Models to Predict the Effects of Tidal Turbine Arrays on Phytoplankton Dynamics en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted 2018-05-17
dcterms.dateSubmitted 2018-04-03


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