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Biogeosciences, 14, 1647–1701, 2017

Special issue: Data assimilation in carbon/biogeochemical cycles: consistent...

Biogeosciences, 14, 1647–1701, 2017

Reviews and syntheses 29 Mar 2017

Reviews and syntheses | 29 Mar 2017

Reviews and syntheses: parameter identification in marine planktonic ecosystem modelling

Markus Schartau et al.

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Plankton models have become an integral part in marine ecosystem and biogeochemical research. These models differ in complexity and in their number of parameters. How values are assigned to parameters is essential. An overview of major methodologies of parameter estimation is provided. Aspects of parameter identification in the literature are diverse. Individual findings could be better synthesized if notation and expertise of the different scientific communities would be reasonably merged.
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