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Iron Model Intercomparison Project- a newly funded SCOR working group (WG151)

The micronutrient iron is at the heart of biological activity in the ocean, shaping marine resources and the global carbon cycle. The Marine and biogeochemistry group (C. Hassler) is involved in this newly funded working group funded by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). The iron model intercomparison project (FeMIP) SCOR working group proposes to bring together a diverse set of scientists to deliver new insight into the functioning of the ocean iron cycle, using observations and, in particular, to improve its representation in ocean models. This is important, as the multi-disciplinary work we propose will improve confidence in the projections about how environmental change will affect ocean productivity in iron-limited areas and facilitate the use of numerical models to test hypotheses within a community-driven context of model skill. This working is funded from 2016-2018.


21 Oct 2016

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