Year 3

The process level and species level syntheses from years one and two will be combined in a system level synthesis for Georges Bank. The goal of the system level synthesis will be to develop conceptual and numerical coupled physical/biological models capable of addressing three primary objectives:

1) explaining the characteristic physical and biological seasonal patterns and relationships observed on the bank;

2) reproducing the physical and biological response of the system on time scales ranging from events to interannual as observed during the program;

3) evaluating the potential effects on the bank system of anticipated variations in climate.