Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Model description paper
02 Oct 2020
Model description paper |  | 02 Oct 2020

Optimality-based non-Redfield plankton–ecosystem model (OPEM v1.1) in UVic-ESCM 2.9 – Part 1: Implementation and model behaviour

Markus Pahlow, Chia-Te Chien, Lionel A. Arteaga, and Andreas Oschlies


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AR by M. Pahlow on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Jun 2020) by Andrew Yool
AR by M. Pahlow on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Aug 2020) by Andrew Yool
Short summary
The stoichiometry of marine biotic processes is important for the regulation of atmospheric CO2 and hence the global climate. We replace a simplistic, fixed-stoichiometry plankton module in an Earth system model with an optimal-regulation model with variable stoichiometry. Our model compares better to the observed carbon transfer from the surface to depth and surface nutrient distributions. This work could aid our ability to describe and project the role of marine ecosystems in the Earth system.