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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Junhui Gao is with Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, Shanghai, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.