Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 18, 1803–1822, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 1803–1822, 2021

Research article 16 Mar 2021

Research article | 16 Mar 2021

An observation-based evaluation and ranking of historical Earth system model simulations in the northwest North Atlantic Ocean

Arnaud Laurent et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Oct 2020) by Carolin Löscher
AR by Arnaud Laurent on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Nov 2020) by Carolin Löscher
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jan 2021) by Carolin Löscher
AR by Arnaud Laurent on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jan 2021) by Carolin Löscher
Short summary
CMIP5 and CMIP6 models, and a high-resolution regional model, were evaluated by comparing historical simulations with observations in the northwest North Atlantic, a climate-sensitive and biologically productive ocean margin region. Many of the CMIP models performed poorly for biological properties. There is no clear link between model resolution and skill in the global models, but there is an overall improvement in performance in CMIP6 from CMIP5. The regional model performed best.
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