Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2271–2278, 2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2271–2278, 2016

Model description paper 01 Jul 2016

Model description paper | 01 Jul 2016

FABM-PCLake – linking aquatic ecology with hydrodynamics

Fenjuan Hu et al.

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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.