Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Model description paper
28 May 2015
Model description paper |  | 28 May 2015

Including an ocean carbon cycle model into iLOVECLIM (v1.0)

N. Bouttes, D. M. Roche, V. Mariotti, and L. Bopp

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We describe the development of a relatively simple climate model to include a model of the carbon cycle in the ocean. The carbon cycle consists of the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere, land vegetation and ocean. In the ocean, carbon exists in organic form, such as plankton which grows and dies, and inorganic forms, such as dissolved CO2. With this we will be able to explore long-standing questions such as why the atmospheric CO2 has changed over time during the last million years.