Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Model description paper
28 Oct 2015
Model description paper |  | 28 Oct 2015

SHIMMER (1.0): a novel mathematical model for microbial and biogeochemical dynamics in glacier forefield ecosystems

J. A. Bradley, A. M. Anesio, J. S. Singarayer, M. R. Heath, and S. Arndt

Related authors

Microbial dynamics in a High Arctic glacier forefield: a combined field, laboratory, and modelling approach
James A. Bradley, Sandra Arndt, Marie Šabacká, Liane G. Benning, Gary L. Barker, Joshua J. Blacker, Marian L. Yallop, Katherine E. Wright, Christopher M. Bellas, Jonathan Telling, Martyn Tranter, and Alexandre M. Anesio
Biogeosciences, 13, 5677–5696,,, 2016
Short summary

Related subject area

Ocean biogeochemistry in the coupled ocean–sea ice–biogeochemistry model FESOM2.1–REcoM3
Özgür Gürses, Laurent Oziel, Onur Karakuş, Dmitry Sidorenko, Christoph Völker, Ying Ye, Moritz Zeising, Martin Butzin, and Judith Hauck
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 4883–4936,,, 2023
Short summary
Forcing the Global Fire Emissions Database burned-area dataset into the Community Land Model version 5.0: impacts on carbon and water fluxes at high latitudes
Hocheol Seo and Yeonjoo Kim
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 4699–4713,,, 2023
Short summary
Modeling of non-structural carbohydrate dynamics by the spatially explicit individual-based dynamic global vegetation model SEIB-DGVM (SEIB-DGVM-NSC version 1.0)
Hideki Ninomiya, Tomomichi Kato, Lea Végh, and Lan Wu
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 4155–4170,,, 2023
Short summary
MEDFATE 2.9.3: a trait-enabled model to simulate Mediterranean forest function and dynamics at regional scales
Miquel De Cáceres, Roberto Molowny-Horas, Antoine Cabon, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Maurizio Mencuccini, Raúl García-Valdés, Daniel Nadal-Sala, Santiago Sabaté, Nicolas Martin-StPaul, Xavier Morin, Francesco D'Adamo, Enric Batllori, and Aitor Améztegui
Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 3165–3201,,, 2023
Short summary
A high-resolution marine mercury model MITgcm-ECCO2-Hg with online biogeochemistry
Siyu Zhu, Peipei Wu, Siyi Zhang, Oliver Jahn, and Yanxu Zhang
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,,, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for GMD
Short summary

Cited articles

Achuff, P. L. and Coen, G. M.: Subalpine Cryosolic Soils in Banff and Jasper National-Parks, Can. J. Soil Sci., 60, 579–581, 1980.
ACIA: Arctic Climate Impacts Assessment, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
Allison, S. D.: Cheaters, diffusion and nutrients constrain decomposition by microbial enzymes in spatially structured environments, Ecol. Lett., 8, 626–635, 2005.
Anderson, S. P., Drever, J. I., Frost, C. D., and Holden, P.:. Chemical weathering in the foreland of a retreating glacier, Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac., 64, 1173–1189, 2000.
Anderson, T. H. and Domsch, K. H.: Maintenance Carbon Requirements of Actively-Metabolizing Microbial-Populations under Insitu Conditions, Soil Biol. Biochem., 17, 197–203, 1985.
Short summary
Recent climate warming causing ice retreat exposes new terrestrial ecosystems that have potentially significant yet largely unexplored roles on large-scale biogeochemical cycling and climate. SHIMMER (Soil biogeocHemIcal Model for Microbial Ecosystem Response) is a new numerical model designed to simulate microbial community establishment and elemental cycling (C, N and P) during initial soil formation in exposed glacier forefields. It is also transferable to other extreme ecosystem types.