Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 12, 681–695, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-681-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 681–695, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-681-2015

Research article 04 Feb 2015

Research article | 04 Feb 2015

Evaluating Southern Ocean biological production in two ocean biogeochemical models on daily to seasonal timescales using satellite chlorophyll and O2 / Ar observations

B. F. Jonsson et al.

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We compare how two global circulation models simulate biological production over the year with observations. Note that models simulate the range of biological production and biomass well but fail with regard to timing and regional structures. This is probably because the physics in the models are wrong, especially vertical processes such as mixed layer dynamics.
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