Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2419–2442, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2419–2442, 2021

Model description paper 05 May 2021

Model description paper | 05 May 2021

BFM17 v1.0: a reduced biogeochemical flux model for upper-ocean biophysical simulations

Katherine M. Smith et al.

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We present a newly developed reduced-order biogeochemical flux model that is complex and flexible enough to capture open-ocean ecosystem dynamics but reduced enough to incorporate into highly resolved numerical simulations with limited additional computational cost. The model provides improved correlations between model output and field data, indicating that significant improvements in the reproduction of real-world data can be achieved with a small number of variables.