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IJESD 2016 Vol.7(2): 122-125 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2016.V7.753

Ecological Model and Numerical Research of Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone

Yu Qiao, Xiwen Zhang, Runpeng Zhang, and Junhui Gao
Abstract—This program focuses on the formation process of the hypoxic zone which leads to the death and even extinction of many plant and fish species in the Gulf of Mexico by combining differential equation model and cellular automaton and applied multi –scale method to simulate the formation of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. We first apply cellular method by dividing the map of Gulf of Mexico into 140 times 24 girding on Excel. Then we use difference equation to simulation the formation process. The interaction process among the girding is achieved by cellular automaton. The innovation in this project is that we apply the multi-scale analysis method to simulate the possible hypoxic zone with given geological data and numerical value of the five variables.

Index Terms—Gulf of Mexico, hypoxic zone, cellular automaton, multi–scale analysis method.

Yu Qiao, Xiwen Zhang, and Runpeng Zhang are with the Tianyi High School, Jiangsu Province, China (e-mail:,,
Junhui Gao is with Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, Shanghai, China (e-mail:


Cite: Yu Qiao, Xiwen Zhang, Runpeng Zhang, and Junhui Gao, "Ecological Model and Numerical Research of Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 122-125, 2016.

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