Oceanography The Official Magazine of
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Volume 14 Issue 04

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Volume 14, No. 4
Pages 93 - 107


Marine Biogeochemical Modeling: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

By Scott C. Doney, Ivan Lima , Keith Lindsay, J. Keith Moore, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs , and Richard J. Matear 
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One of the central objectives of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is to use data from the extensive field programs to evaluate and improve numerical ocean carbon-cycle models. Substantial improvements are required if we are to achieve a better understanding of present-day biogeochemical properties and processes in the ocean and to predict potential future responses to perturbations resulting from human activities. We have made significant progress in this regard and expect even greater strides over the next decade as the synthesis of JGOFS data sets is completed and disseminated to the broader scientific community.


Doney, S.C., I. Lima, K. Lindsay, J.K. Moore, S. Dutkiewicz, M.A.M. Friedrichs, and R.J. Matear. 2001. Marine biogeochemical modeling: Recent advances and future challenges. Oceanography 14(4):93–107, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2001.10.

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