Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Model description paper
01 Jul 2016
Model description paper |  | 01 Jul 2016

FABM-PCLake – linking aquatic ecology with hydrodynamics

Fenjuan Hu, Karsten Bolding, Jorn Bruggeman, Erik Jeppesen, Morgens R. Flindt, Luuk van Gerven, Jan H. Janse, Annette B. G. Janssen, Jan J. Kuiper, Wolf M. Mooij, and Dennis Trolle

Data sets

The Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models (FABM): a Fortran 2003 programming framework for biogeochemical models of marine and freshwater systems J. Bruggeman and K. Bolding

Short summary
We present a redesign and further development of a complex and well-known aquatic ecosystem model (PCLake) into the Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models (FABM). So PCLake can run in different hydrodynamic environments, ranging from 0-D to 3-D. We introduce the methods and technical details about how the model was re-designed into a modular structure and the new features of PCLake enabled by FABM. We further present a benchmark test case to verify the new model implementation.