Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 125–149, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 125–149, 2021

Development and technical paper 11 Jan 2021

Development and technical paper | 11 Jan 2021

Calibration of temperature-dependent ocean microbial processes in the cGENIE.muffin (v0.9.13) Earth system model

Katherine A. Crichton et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Sep 2020) by Andrew Yool
Short summary
Temperature is a controller of metabolic processes and therefore also a controller of the ocean's biological carbon pump (BCP). We calibrate a temperature-dependent version of the BCP in the cGENIE Earth system model. Since the pre-industrial period, warming has intensified near-surface nutrient recycling, supporting production and largely offsetting stratification-induced surface nutrient limitation. But at the same time less carbon that sinks out of the surface then reaches the deep ocean.