"A good metaphor for this is that standing stock biomass is like the balance in a checking account; the
balance can remain steady at $100 even though thou-sands of dollars may have been deposited (production
energy) and spent during the year. The total amount deposited (production energy) is the balance in the account (standing stock) multiplied by the number of times the standing stock has been spent and replenished,
i.e. the turnover rate."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.