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Southern Ocean Eddies simulations

This data includes select model output from a global, eddy-resolving, numerical simulation integrated with the ocean [Smith et al. 2010], sea-ice [Hunke and Lipscomb 2008] and marine biogeochemistry [Moore et al. 2013] components of the the Community Earth System Model (CESM1) [Hurrell et al. 2013], forced with atmospheric data from the Coordinated Ocean-ice Reference Experiment (CORE I) "normal year" [Large and Yeager 2004]. This simulation was run for 5-years after initialization (see Harrison et al. [2018] for details on initialization), and model output was saved as 5-day means.

Selected data streams include simulated physical and biogeochemical oceanographic data used in Rohr et al. [under review – a] and Rohr et al. [under review – b] to study the mechanisms by which Southern Ocean eddies modify the biogeochemistry data. See Rohr et al. [under review – a] for methods, results, and direction publically available analysis tools.

Please contact Matthew Long (mclong@ucar.edu) for any questions regarding the data.


Harrison, Cheryl S.,Matthew C. Long, Nicole S. Lovenduski, and Je_erson K.Moore (2018). “Mesoscale Effects on Carbon Export: A Global Perspective". In: Global Biogeochemical Cycles 0.0. issn : 0886-6236. doi : 10.1002/2017GB005751 .

Hunke, Elizabeth C. and William H. Lipscomb (2008). CICE: The Los Alamos Sea Ice Model. Documentation and Software User's Manual. Version 4.0.

Large, William G. and Stephen Yeager (2004). Diurnal to Decadal Global Forcing for Ocean and Sea-Ice Models: The Data Sets and Flux Climatologies". en. In: doi: 10.5065/D6KK98Q6.

Moore, J. Keith, Keith Lindsay, Scott C. Doney, Matthew C. Long, and Kazuhiro Misumi (2013).

“Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemical Cycling in the Community Earth System Model [CESM1(BGC)]: Comparison of the 1990s with the 2090s under the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 Scenarios". In: Journal of Climate 26.23, pp. 9291-9312. issn: 0894-8755. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00566.1.

Rohr, T., C. Harrison, M. C. Long, S. Doney. (under review - a) Simulated eddy induced bottom-up controls on phytoplankton division rates in the Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Rohr, T., C. Harrison, M. C. Long, S. Doney. (under review - b) The simulated biological response to Southern Ocean eddies via biological rate modification and physical transport. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Smith, R. et al. (2010). The Parallel Ocean Program (POP) Reference Manual: Ocean Component of the Community Climate System Model (CCSM).

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Date Created
2019-08-29 11:20:08
Date Last Updated
2021-05-26 17:30:23
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Temporary Version 2019-08-29 11:20:08 Ilana Stern Published