Table of Contents
ISRN Oceanography
Volume 2013, Article ID 568487, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/568487
Research Article

Spatial Heterogeneity of Artificial Reefs Functioning according to Wind-Induced Lagrangian Circulation

1Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
2Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, UMR 7294 CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, Campus of Luminy, 13288 Marseille, France

Received 15 November 2012; Accepted 1 January 2013

Academic Editors: A. Bracco and S. Focardi

Copyright © 2013 Marie-Aude Pradal and Bertrand Millet. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. S. Perkol-Finkel and Y. Benayahu, “Differential recruitment of benthic communities on neighboring artificial and natural reefs,” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 340, no. 1, pp. 25–39, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. D. A. Siegel, B. P. Kinlan, B. Gaylord, and S. D. Gaines, “Lagrangian descriptions of marine larval dispersion,” Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 260, pp. 83–96, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. A. Pradal, 3D hydrodynamic modelling of the bay of Marseille (France) and relationships between hydrodynamic structures and artificial reefs programme [Ph.D. thesis], Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, 2006.
  4. M. A. Pradal and B. Millet, “Spatial heterogeneity of wind forcing: application to artificial reef functioning influenced by the circulation in the Bay of Marseilles, France,” Comptes Rendus—Biologies, vol. 329, no. 7, pp. 541–550, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. A. F. Blumberg and G. L. Mellor, “A description of a three-dimensional coastal ocean circulation model,” in Three-Dimensional Coastal Ocean Models, N. Heaps, Ed., American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, USA, 1987. View at Google Scholar
  6. Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the french Navy (SHOM), Map 6767-1/50000, 1981.
  7. I. L. Pairaud, J. Gatti, N. Bensoussan, R. Verney, and P. Garreau, “Hydrology and circulation in a coastal area off Marseille: validation of a nested 3D model with observations,” Journal of Marine Systems, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 20–33, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus