Modeling of ocean carbon system

There is increasing focus on ocean carbon cycle modeling as a tool for exploring basic marine science questions and addressing the pressing societal issues of climate change and ocean acidification. The ocean carbon cycle reflects a complex interplay of seawater physical chemistry, ocean circulation, and biogeochemical transformations and transport. A hierarchy of modeling approaches is thus required, spanning from idealized case studies and ocean tracer analogues to full three-dimensional physical–biogeochemical simulations, inverse models, and data assimilation.

Doney S. C. & Glover D. M., 2018. Modeling of ocean carbon system. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 2009: 105-114. Article (subscription required).

 


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