Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Technical note
05 Feb 2016
Technical note |  | 05 Feb 2016

Technical Note: A generic law-of-the-minimum flux limiter for simulating substrate limitation in biogeochemical models

J. Y. Tang and W. J. Riley


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (09 Dec 2015) by Ulrike Seibt
AR by Jinyun Tang on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (22 Jan 2016) by Ulrike Seibt
AR by Jinyun Tang on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2016)
Short summary
We present a generic flux-limiting approach to simultaneously handle the availability limitation from many substrates, a problem common in all biogeochemical models. Our approach does not have the ordering problem like a few existing ad hoc approaches, and is straightforward to implement. Our results imply that significant uncertainties could have occurred in many biogeochemical models because of the improper handling of the substrate co-limitation problem.
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