Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 17, 2061–2083, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2061-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 2061–2083, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2061-2020

Research article 16 Apr 2020

Research article | 16 Apr 2020

Potential predictability of marine ecosystem drivers

Thomas L. Frölicher et al.

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Climate variations can have profound impacts on marine ecosystems. Here we show that on global scales marine ecosystem drivers such as temperature, pH, O2 and NPP are potentially predictable 3 (at the surface) and more than 10 years (subsurface) in advance. However, there are distinct regional differences in the potential predictability of these drivers. Our study suggests that physical–biogeochemical forecast systems have considerable potential for use in marine resource management.
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