Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Research article
09 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2015

Comparison of ten packages that compute ocean carbonate chemistry

J. C. Orr, J.-M. Epitalon, and J.-P. Gattuso


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Jan 2015) by Leticia Cotrim da Cunha
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Short summary
Basic marine carbonate system variables such as pH are often computed from others. Such calculations are made with many public software packages, but their results have never been compared. A new study compares 10 of these packages, quantifying differences, isolating causes, and making recommendations to reduce future discrepancies. This comparison effort has led to more than a 10-fold reduction in differences between packages for some computed variables.
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