# CONCEPT - MATHEMATICAL MODELS

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## Aquatic Model Mania - *COSEE Coastal Trends *

**Summary**

Using a simulated model, students observe and manipulate the interactions of the components of an aquatic food web based upon the availability of nutrients.

**Concept:**

*Mathematical models*Mathematical models are an essential tool for understanding ocean sciences.

**Education Standards**

## Case Study: Upwelling - *Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute*

**Summary**

Students correlate sardine populations changes with upwelling events using mathematical model output and wind and water circulation data from the Monterey Bay.

**Concept:**

*Mathematical models*Mathematical models are an essential tool for understanding ocean sciences.

**Education Standards**