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Sarah Wakelin

Sarah Wakelin


NOC - National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool


Coupled hydrodynamic-ecosystem modelling

A numerical modeller, specialising in developing coupled hydrodynamics-ecosystem models and using them to explore the relationship between the open ocean and continental shelf in the northeast Atlantic. Recent work includes simulating the fate of carbon taken up by the ocean from the atmosphere and the exchanges of nutrients and carbon between the shelf and the open ocean. Another area of interest is studying the response of the ocean-shelf system to climate change scenarios and anthropogenic drivers.

Selected Publications

Chust, Guillem; Icarus Allen, J.; Bopp, Laurent; Schrum, Corinna; Holt, Jason; Tsiaras, Kostas; Zavatarelli, Marco; Chifflet, Marina; Cannaby, Heather; Dadou, Isabelle; Daewel, Ute; Wakelin, Sarah L.; Machu, Eric; Pushpadas, Dhanya; Butenschon, Momme; Artioli, Yuri; Petihakis, George; Smith, Chris; Garçon, Veronique; Goubanova, Katerina; Le Vu, Briac; Fach, Bettina A.; Salihoglu, Baris; Clementi, Emanuela; Irigoien, Xabier (2014) Biomass changes and trophic amplification of plankton in a warmer ocean. Global Change Biology, 20 (7). 2124-2139. 10.1111/gcb.12562

Wakelin, S.L.; Holt, J.T.; Blackford, J.C.; Allen, J.I.; Butenschön, M.; Artioli, Y. (2012) Modeling the carbon fluxes of the northwest European continental shelf: Validation and budgets. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 (C5). C05020. 10.1029/2011JC007402

Artioli, Yuri; Blackford, Jeremy C.; Butenschön, Momme; Holt, Jason T.; Wakelin, Sarah L.; Thomas, Helmuth; Borges, Alberto V.; Allen, J. Icarus (2012) The carbonate system in the North Sea: Sensitivity and model validation. Journal of Marine Systems, 102-104. 1-13. 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.04.006

Holt, J.; Butenschön, M.; Wakelin, S.L.; Artioli, Y.; Allen, J.I. (2012) Oceanic controls on the primary production of the northwest European continental shelf: model experiments under recent past conditions and a potential future scenario. Biogeosciences, 9 (1). 97-117. 10.5194/bg-9-97-2012