WAMSI 2 – Kimberley Node – Project 2.2.2 Pathways to production: Biogeochemical processes in the Kimberley region
KSN Project 2.2.2 provides key information on the oceanographic and biological forcing associated with nutrient supply that determines the near-shore productivity of the Kimberley region, and links these with higher trophic levels. Key objectives of the research were
- To make new estimates of pelagic primary productivity, identifying the key physical and community processes driving production in the region.
- To better describe the phytoplankton and zooplankton communities in coastal waters of the Kimberley, to determine the trophic linkages within these communities and to identify the key factors controlling pelagic secondary productivity.
- To integrate these parameters into an extensible biogeochemical modelling framework, allowing predictive linkages between physical and biological processes in the region.
This metadata records specifically relates to modelling aspects of the project completed by CSIRO. The data originates from a number of model simulations conducted between 3/1/2010 to 21/12/2010. All field data are held at Pawsey and RV Southern Surveyor and RV Solander.