Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2231–2262, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2231–2262, 2015

Model description paper 24 Jul 2015

Model description paper | 24 Jul 2015

EMPOWER-1.0: an Efficient Model of Planktonic ecOsystems WrittEn in R

T. R. Anderson et al.


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Short summary
Ecosystem models provide a powerful tool for simulating ocean biology. Care must be exercised when selecting appropriate equations and parameter values to represent chosen marine ecosystems. Here, we present an efficient plankton model testbed, using simplified physics and coded in the freely available language R. Multiple runs can be undertaken for different ocean sites, permitting thorough evaluation of ecosystem model performance. The testbed also serves as an excellent resource for teaching.