BIOMAS Model Results (a coupled sea ice/ocean/ecosystem model)

This data set includes the Biology/Ice/Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (BIOMAS) simulated monthly mean results for the Arctic Ocean planktonic ecosystem over the period 2004-2008. Also included is a movie that shows monthly variations of a few ecosystem components over the period 2006-2008. BIOMAS is a coupled sea ice, ocean, and marine planktonic ecosystem model (Zhang et al., 2009) with a model domain over the northern hemisphere north of 49 deg N. The mean horizontal resolution for most of the Arctic Ocean is about 22 km. This biophysical model is driven by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) reanalysis forcing. Supported by NSF grants: ARC 0629326, ARC 0629095, ARC 0629234, and ARC 0629359

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 49.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : arctic_ecosystem.gif

Documentation #2 : readme.pdf

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Resource Format ASCII: ASCII Text (text/plain)
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 95 MB
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Author Jinlun Zhang
Yvette H. Spitz
Michael Steele
Carin J. Ashjian
Robert G. Campbell
Leo Berline
Patricia A. Matrai
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-12-08T13:24:56
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.294
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:48:55Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.294
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Jinlun Zhang, Yvette H. Spitz, Michael Steele, Carin J. Ashjian, Robert G. Campbell, Leo Berline, Patricia A. Matrai. (2009). BIOMAS Model Results (a coupled sea ice/ocean/ecosystem model). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 April 2024.

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