Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5049–5062, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5049-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5049–5062, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-5049-2021

Development and technical paper 13 Aug 2021

Development and technical paper | 13 Aug 2021

Optical model for the Baltic Sea with an explicit CDOM state variable: a case study with Model ERGOM (version 1.2)

Thomas Neumann et al.

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The Baltic Sea is heavily impacted by surrounding land. Therefore, the concentration of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) of terrestrial origin is relatively high and impacts the light penetration depth. Estimating a correct light climate is essential for ecosystem models. In this study, a method is developed to derive riverine CDOM from Earth observation methods. The data are used as boundary conditions for an ecosystem model, and the advantage over former approaches is shown.