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ID: 224148.0, MPI für Meteorologie / Ocean in the Earth System
Evaluation of ocean carbon cycle models with data-based metrics
Authors:Matsumoto, K.; Sarmiento, J. L.; Key, R. M.; Aumont, O.; Bullister, J. L.; Caldeira, K.; Campin, J. M.; Doney, S. C.; Drange, H.; Dutay, J. C.; Follows, M.; Gao, Y.; Gnanadesikan, A.; Gruber, N.; Ishida, A.; Joos, F.; Lindsay, K.; Maier-Reimer, Ernst; Marshall, J. C.; Matear, R. J.; Monfray, P.; Mouchet, A.; Najjar, R.; Plattner, G. K.; Schlitzer, R.; Slater, R.; Swathi, P. S.; Totterdell, I. J.; Weirig, M. F.; Yamanaka, Y.; Yool, A.; Orr, J. C.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-04-02
Title of Journal:Geophysical Research Letters
Journal Abbrev.:Geophys. Res. Lett.
Issue / Number:7
Sequence Number of Article:L07303
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:New radiocarbon and chlorofluorocarbon-11 data from the World Ocean Circulation Experiment are used to assess a suite of 19 ocean carbon cycle models. We use the distributions and inventories of these tracers as quantitative metrics of model skill and find that only about a quarter of the suite is consistent with the new data-based metrics. This should serve as a warning bell to the larger community that not all is well with current generation of ocean carbon cycle models. At the same time, this highlights the danger in simply using the available models to represent the state-of-the-art modeling without considering the credibility of each model
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Version Comment:Automatic journal name synchronization
Communicated by:Carola Kauhs
Affiliations:MPI für Meteorologie/The Ocean in the Earth System/Ocean Biogeochemistry
External Affiliations:Geol Survey Japan, Agcy Ind Sci & Technol, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3058567, Japan.; Princeton Univ, Program Atmospher & Ocean Sci, Princeton, NJ USA.; CEA, CNRS, Unite Mixte Rech, Lab Sci Climat & Environm, Gif Sur Yvette, France.; NOAA, Pacific Marine Environm Lab, Seattle, WA 98115 USA.; Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab, Livermore, CA USA.; Univ Liege, Liege, Belgium.; Woods Hole Oceanog Inst, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.; Nansen Environm & Remote Sensing Ctr, Bergen, Norway.; MIT, Program Atmospheres Oceans & Climate, Cambridge, MA USA.; NOAA, Geophys Fluid Dynam Lab, Princeton, NJ USA.; Univ Calif Los Angeles, Inst Geophys & Planetary Phys, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA.; Frontier Res Syst Global Change, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.; Univ Bern, Inst Phys, Bern, Switzerland.; Natl Ctr Atmospher Res, Boulder, CO 80307 USA.; CSIRO, Div Marine Res, Hobart, Tas, Australia.; Penn State Univ, Dept Meteorol, University Pk, PA 16802 USA.; Alfred Wegener Inst Polar & Marine Res, Bremerhaven, Germany.; CSIR, Ctr Math Modeling & Comp Simulat, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.; Southampton Oceanog Ctr, Southampton, Hants, England.
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