Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 127–154, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-127-2017

Special issue: The Transport Matrix Method (TMM) for ocean biogeochemical...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 127–154, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-127-2017

Methods for assessment of models 09 Jan 2017

Methods for assessment of models | 09 Jan 2017

Calibrating a global three-dimensional biogeochemical ocean model (MOPS-1.0)

Iris Kriest et al.

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Global biogeochemical ocean models are subject to a high level of parametric uncertainty. This may be of consequence for their skill with respect to accurately describing features of the present ocean and their sensitivity to possible environmental changes. We present the first results from a framework that combines an offline biogeochemical tracer transport model with an estimation of distribution algorithm, calibrating six biogeochemical model parameters against observed oxygen and nutrients.