Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6025–6047, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6025-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 6025–6047, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-6025-2021

Model description paper 08 Oct 2021

Model description paper | 08 Oct 2021

FABM-NflexPD 1.0: assessing an instantaneous acclimation approach for modeling phytoplankton growth

Onur Kerimoglu et al.

Data sets

FABM-NflexPD~1.0: cyclic-equilibria simulated by three model variants in an idealized high-latitude 1D water column O. Kerimoglu, P. Anugerahanti, and S. L. Smith https://doi.org/10.17882/83699

Model code and software

OnurKerimoglu/fabm-nflexpd: Version 1.0 release candidate 0 (v1.0-rc0) O. Kerimoglu https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4761937

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Short summary
In large-scale models, variations in cellular composition of phytoplankton are often insufficiently represented. Detailed modeling approaches exist, but they require additional state variables that increase the computational costs. In this study, we test an instantaneous acclimation model in a spatially explicit setup and show that its behavior is mostly similar to that of a variant with an additional state variable but different from that of a fixed composition variant.