Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer
Progress in quantifying ocean biogeochemistry – in honour of Ernst Maier-Reimer
Editor(s): C. Heinze, T. Ilyina, A. Winguth, J. Segschneider, and M. Hofmann
Ernst Maier-Reimer was one of the pioneers in global modelling of ocean biogeochemical cycles and especially the carbon cycle. He published – together with Klaus Hasselmann – the first comprehensive paper on anthropogenic carbon uptake by the ocean. He provided extensive models on both the inorganic as well as the organic carbon cycle in the ocean. His models were elegant in their mathematical formulation, efficient, and computationally economic. He was very influential in this field through the sharing of his knowledge. A number of state-of-the-art biogeochemical ocean model components in Earth system models can be traced back to him and his modelling philosophy. His ability to separate important processes from unimportant provided a role model for geoscientific modellers. Ernst implemented numerous different tracers into his ocean models and took advantage of considering all in a synoptic view of constraining the overall biogeochemical action of the world ocean. This special issue had been open for submissions from everyone who knew Ernst, learned from him, or collaborate with him. It should be a celebration of classical and new topics in quantitative biogeochemistry with key papers aimed at understanding the ocean as a chemical plant.

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07 Feb 2019
Preface: Ernst Maier-Reimer and his way of modelling the ocean
Christoph Heinze and Klaus Hasselmann
Biogeosciences, 16, 751–753,,, 2019
29 Jan 2019
The ballast effect of lithogenic matter and its influences on the carbon fluxes in the Indian Ocean
Tim Rixen, Birgit Gaye, Kay-Christian Emeis, and Venkitasubramani Ramaswamy
Biogeosciences, 16, 485–503,,, 2019
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26 Oct 2018
A model of mercury cycling and isotopic fractionation in the ocean
David E. Archer and Joel D. Blum
Biogeosciences, 15, 6297–6313,,, 2018
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30 Jul 2018
Transport and storage of anthropogenic C in the North Atlantic Subpolar Ocean
Virginie Racapé, Patricia Zunino, Herlé Mercier, Pascale Lherminier, Laurent Bopp, Fiz F. Pérèz, and Marion Gehlen
Biogeosciences, 15, 4661–4682,,, 2018
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21 Jun 2018
What fraction of the Pacific and Indian oceans' deep water is formed in the Southern Ocean?
James W. B. Rae and Wally Broecker
Biogeosciences, 15, 3779–3794,,, 2018
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14 Jun 2018
The potential of 230Th for detection of ocean acidification impacts on pelagic carbonate production
Christoph Heinze, Tatiana Ilyina, and Marion Gehlen
Biogeosciences, 15, 3521–3539,,, 2018
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04 Jun 2018
Interannual sedimentary effluxes of alkalinity in the southern North Sea: model results compared with summer observations
Johannes Pätsch, Wilfried Kühn, and Katharina Dorothea Six
Biogeosciences, 15, 3293–3309,,, 2018
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01 Jun 2018
Climate and marine biogeochemistry during the Holocene from transient model simulations
Joachim Segschneider, Birgit Schneider, and Vyacheslav Khon
Biogeosciences, 15, 3243–3266,,, 2018
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26 Jan 2018
Glacial–interglacial changes and Holocene variations in Arabian Sea denitrification
Birgit Gaye, Anna Böll, Joachim Segschneider, Nicole Burdanowitz, Kay-Christian Emeis, Venkitasubramani Ramaswamy, Niko Lahajnar, Andreas Lückge, and Tim Rixen
Biogeosciences, 15, 507–527,,, 2018
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20 Dec 2017
Climate engineering and the ocean: effects on biogeochemistry and primary production
Siv K. Lauvset, Jerry Tjiputra, and Helene Muri
Biogeosciences, 14, 5675–5691,,, 2017
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08 Nov 2017
Calibration of a simple and a complex model of global marine biogeochemistry
Iris Kriest
Biogeosciences, 14, 4965–4984,,, 2017
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04 Aug 2017
Amplification of global warming through pH dependence of DMS production simulated with a fully coupled Earth system model
Jörg Schwinger, Jerry Tjiputra, Nadine Goris, Katharina D. Six, Alf Kirkevåg, Øyvind Seland, Christoph Heinze, and Tatiana Ilyina
Biogeosciences, 14, 3633–3648,,, 2017
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05 May 2017
Variable reactivity of particulate organic matter in a global ocean biogeochemical model
Olivier Aumont, Marco van Hulten, Matthieu Roy-Barman, Jean-Claude Dutay, Christian Éthé, and Marion Gehlen
Biogeosciences, 14, 2321–2341,,, 2017
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13 Mar 2017
High-resolution regional modelling of natural and anthropogenic radiocarbon in the Mediterranean Sea
Mohamed Ayache, Jean-Claude Dutay, Anne Mouchet, Nadine Tisnérat-Laborde, Paolo Montagna, Toste Tanhua, Giuseppe Siani, and Philippe Jean-Baptiste
Biogeosciences, 14, 1197–1213,,, 2017
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09 Mar 2017
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Manganese in the west Atlantic Ocean in the context of the first global ocean circulation model of manganese
Marco van Hulten, Rob Middag, Jean-Claude Dutay, Hein de Baar, Matthieu Roy-Barman, Marion Gehlen, Alessandro Tagliabue, and Andreas Sterl
Biogeosciences, 14, 1123–1152,,, 2017
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26 Jan 2017
Ideas and perspectives: climate-relevant marine biologically driven mechanisms in Earth system models
Inga Hense, Irene Stemmler, and Sebastian Sonntag
Biogeosciences, 14, 403–413,,, 2017
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