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Evaluation of ocean carbon cycle models with data-based metrics

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dc.contributor.author Matsumoto, K.
dc.contributor.author Sarmiento, J. L.
dc.contributor.author Key, R. M.
dc.contributor.author Aumont, O.
dc.contributor.author Bullister, J. L.
dc.contributor.author Caldeira, Ken
dc.contributor.author Campin, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Doney, S. C.
dc.contributor.author Drange, Helge
dc.contributor.author Dutay, J. C.
dc.contributor.author Follows, M.
dc.contributor.author Gao, Yongqi
dc.contributor.author Gnanadesikan, A.
dc.contributor.author Gruber, N.
dc.contributor.author Ishida, A.
dc.contributor.author Joos, Fortunat
dc.contributor.author Lindsay, K.
dc.contributor.author Maier-Reimer, E.
dc.contributor.author Marshall, J. C.
dc.contributor.author Matear, R. J.
dc.contributor.author Monfray, P.
dc.contributor.author Mouchet, A.
dc.contributor.author Najjar, R.
dc.contributor.author Plattner, G. K.
dc.contributor.author Schlitzer, R.
dc.contributor.author Slater, R.
dc.contributor.author Swathi, P. S.
dc.contributor.author Totterdell, I. J.
dc.contributor.author Weirig, M. F.
dc.contributor.author Yamanaka, Y.
dc.contributor.author Yool, A.
dc.contributor.author Orr, J. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-03-07T12:16:41Z
dc.date.available 2005-03-07T12:16:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004-04-02
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 2004 31(7): L07303 en
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018970
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/624
dc.description.abstract 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 databased 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. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.rights Copyright 2004 the American Geophysical Union en
dc.subject Oceanography en
dc.title Evaluation of ocean carbon cycle models with data-based metrics en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed en


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