BEST-NPZ Lower trophic level model output

This data set contains model output from the first multi-year run of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Nutrient, Phytoplankton and Zooplankton (BEST-NPZ) model. The model was run from 1998 (spin-up year) through the end of 2009. CORE2 atmospheric forcing was used from 1998 through 2004, and Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) forcing was used from 2004 through 2009. Mean and standard deviation for model output were determined for each of the sixteen Bering Sea Project regions. Model output are in three files, all Excel format. BEST-NPZ_40m_run1: Model state variables averaged over the upper 40 meters;

BEST-NPZ_100m_run1: Model state variables averaged over the upper 100 meters;

BEST-NPZ_production_run1: Production integrated over the upper 100 meters. Data were collected during the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BEST-BSIERP). BEST-BSIERP together are the Bering Sea project.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1999-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2009-12-31T23:59:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1999-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2009-12-31T23:59:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 68.69100
Bounding Box South Lat 45.00400
Bounding Box West Long 156.53600
Bounding Box East Long -144.81500
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format XLS: Excel (application/
Standardized Resource Format Excel
Asset Size 1 MB
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Author Georgina Gibson
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2012-03-29T02:25:02
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 102.265
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:52:01Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::102.265
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Georgina Gibson. (2012). BEST-NPZ Lower trophic level model output. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 19 May 2024.

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