Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 18, 3123–3145, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3123-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3123–3145, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3123-2021

Research article 25 May 2021

Research article | 25 May 2021

Sensitivity of 21st-century projected ocean new production changes to idealized biogeochemical model structure

Genevieve Jay Brett et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-479', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Genevieve Brett, 05 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Final reply on RC1', Genevieve Brett, 09 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-479', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Feb 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Genevieve Brett, 10 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Mar 2021) by Caroline P. Slomp
AR by Genevieve Brett on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2021) by Caroline P. Slomp
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Mar 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2021) by Caroline P. Slomp
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Short summary
We quantify one form of uncertainty in modeled 21st-century changes in phytoplankton growth. The supply of nutrients from deep to surface waters decreases in the warmer future ocean, but the effect on phytoplankton growth also depends on changes in available light, how much light and nutrient the plankton need, and how fast they can grow. These phytoplankton properties can be summarized as a biological timescale: when it is short, future growth decreases twice as much as when it is long.
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