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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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BG | Volume 15, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 15, 1895–1918, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1895-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 1895–1918, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1895-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Apr 2018

Research article | 03 Apr 2018

Biological production in the Indian Ocean upwelling zones –Part 1: refined estimation via the use of a variable compensation depth in ocean carbon models

Mohanan Geethalekshmi Sreeush et al.
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A simple modification to the existing methodology for calculating biological production in global ocean model is proposed here. A space- and time-varying production depth is found in the upper few metres of the ocean based on sunlight and nutrient availability. This new method is tested for Indian Ocean biological production zones. With this new method the carbon cycling in the surface of the Indian Ocean is simulated better in the model. A reason for the improvement is detailed in the paper.
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