Results and Analysis of the Benthic Submodel
In the first section of this chapter the seasonal cycles of the state variables (standing stocks) are compared with validation values. The knowledge of the standing stocks is the primary type of information on the system. Yet the standing stocks are merely indicators of the internal processes. The analysis of the fluxes between the state variables gives more insight into the functioning of the benthic subsystem, because it directly shows where the major and the minor fluxes are, and how the distortion of the balance between losses and gains affects the development in time of the state variables.
KeywordsSeasonal Cycle Benthic Community Standing Stock Benthic Diatom Suspension Feeder
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