Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4241–4267, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4241-2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4241–4267, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4241-2018

Model description paper 18 Oct 2018

Model description paper | 18 Oct 2018

EcoGEnIE 1.0: plankton ecology in the cGEnIE Earth system model

Ben A. Ward et al.

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A novel configuration of an Earth system model includes a diverse plankton community. The model – EcoGEnIE – is sufficiently complex to reproduce a realistic, size-structured plankton community, while at the same time retaining the efficiency to run to a global steady state (~ 10k years). The increased capabilities of EcoGEnIE will allow future exploration of ecological communities on much longer timescales than have so far been examined in global ocean models and particularly for past climate.