Potential future climate changes, as highlighted recently by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, are likely to have different local impacts in different regions of the globe. Oceanic ecosystems may be especially sensitive to large environmental variation, and they are closely connected to physical changes such as temperature, salinity, currents and sea level. Two examples, from very different environments – one in a cold climate and one in a tropical climate, will be discussed here to show how hydrodynamic numerical models are helping to understand physical-biological interactions and potentially help dealing with future climate changes.
Original Publication Citation
Ezer, T. (2008). Hydrodynamic numerical ocean models support environmental studies and conservation efforts: From an Arctic estuary to a Caribbean coral reef. Circulation, 15(1), 1-3.
Ezer, Tal, "Hydrodynamic Numerical Ocean Models Support Environmental Studies and Conservation Efforts: From an Arctic Estuary to a Caribbean Coral Reef" (2008). CCPO Publications. 121.