Water and Air Movement

In virtually all water ecosystems, the water flows, and in most shallow water systems it oscillates (surges) as well. In models, this flow and surge are developed, at least initially by pumps. However, standard impellor pumps destroy or damage many plankters, particularly larger

Figure 2 Red mangrove community in the Florida Everglades mesocosm from the engineering control pad. The large fan in the upper center provides wind for the mangrove communities. The box in the lower right is one of a bank of five algal turf scrubbers (ATSs) that control water quality (nutrients, pH, O2) in the coastal system.

Figure 2 Red mangrove community in the Florida Everglades mesocosm from the engineering control pad. The large fan in the upper center provides wind for the mangrove communities. The box in the lower right is one of a bank of five algal turf scrubbers (ATSs) that control water quality (nutrients, pH, O2) in the coastal system.

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