Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 12, 19–37, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-19-2016

Special issue: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations...

Ocean Sci., 12, 19–37, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-19-2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Factors favouring phytoplankton blooms in the northern Adriatic: towards the northern Adriatic empirical ecological model

R. Kraus et al.

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Seasonal and interannual production changes in the northern Adriatic (NA) reflect on the total Adriatic bioproduction of certain species (i.e. anchovy). Long-term (1990-2004) phyto-abundance and geostrophic current analysis relieve the basic mechanism of NA biomass production changes. The results present a first step in building an empirical ecological model of the region, aiming to predict the amount of organic production in NA, which is to be used in the environmental management of the region.