Fine-scale Process Studies

The objective of the process studies is to focus on specific physical and biological processes which are believed to control the growth and survival of the target species on Georges Bank. The study of these processes generally requires observations to be made on a relatively fine scale, in both space and time, and to be made on or in association with the same set or population of organisms. This is accomplished by following a parcel of water and sampling animals from it through time while the observations for the process studies are made. These process studies are nested within the bank-wide information on the distribution of organisms and water properties provided by the broad-scale surveys described above.