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Volume 12, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 12, 193–208, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-193-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 193–208, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-193-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Jan 2015

Research article | 12 Jan 2015

Evaluating the ocean biogeochemical components of Earth system models using atmospheric potential oxygen and ocean color data

C. D. Nevison et al.
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The observed seasonal cycles in atmospheric potential oxygen (APO) at five surface monitoring sites are compared to those inferred from the air-sea O2 fluxes of six ocean biogeochemistry models. The simulated air-sea fluxes are translated into APO seasonal cycles using a matrix method that takes into account atmospheric transport model (ATM) uncertainty among 13 different ATMs. Net primary production (NPP), estimated from satellite ocean color data, is also compared to model output.
The observed seasonal cycles in atmospheric potential oxygen (APO) at five surface monitoring...
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