Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4691–4712, 2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 4691–4712, 2020

Model evaluation paper 02 Oct 2020

Model evaluation paper | 02 Oct 2020

Optimality-based non-Redfield plankton–ecosystem model (OPEM v1.1) in UVic-ESCM 2.9 – Part 2: Sensitivity analysis and model calibration

Chia-Te Chien et al.

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We demonstrate sensitivities of tracers to parameters of a new optimality-based plankton–ecosystem model (OPEM) in the UVic-ESCM. We find that changes in phytoplankton subsistence nitrogen quota strongly impact the nitrogen inventory, nitrogen fixation, and elemental stoichiometry of ordinary phytoplankton and diazotrophs. We introduce a new likelihood-based metric for model calibration, and it shows the capability of constraining globally averaged oxygen, nitrate, and DIC concentrations.