Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1017–1035, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1017-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1017–1035, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1017-2022

Model evaluation paper 03 Feb 2022

Model evaluation paper | 03 Feb 2022

Sensitivity of asymmetric oxygen minimum zones to mixing intensity and stoichiometry in the tropical Pacific using a basin-scale model (OGCM-DMEC V1.4)

Kai Wang et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2020-431', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2020-431', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on gmd-2020-431', Anonymous Referee #3, 13 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xiujun Wang on behalf of the Authors (30 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Aug 2021) by Guy Munhoven
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Aug 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (20 Sep 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Sep 2021) by Guy Munhoven
AR by Xiujun Wang on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Nov 2021) by Guy Munhoven
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (08 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Dec 2021) by Guy Munhoven
AR by Xiujun Wang on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Dec 2021) by Guy Munhoven
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Short summary
We use observational data of dissolved oxygen (DO) and organic nitrogen to calibrate a basin-scale model (OGCM-DEMC V1.4) and then evaluate model capacity for simulating mid-depth DO in the tropical Pacific. Sensitivity studies show that enhanced vertical mixing combined with reduced biological consumption performs well in reproducing asymmetric oxygen minimum zones (OMZs). We find that DO is more sensitive to biological processes in the upper OMZs but to physical processes in the lower OMZs.