A general framework for aquatic biogeochemical models

Bruggeman, J; Bolding, K. 2014 A general framework for aquatic biogeochemical models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 61. 249-265. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.04.002

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Abstract/Summary

One of the most of challenging steps in the development of coupled hydrodynamic-biogeochemical models is the combination of multiple, often incompatible computer codes that describe individual physical, chemical, biological and geological processes. This “coupling” is time-consuming, error-prone, and demanding in terms of scientific and programming expertise. The open source, Fortran-based Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models addresses these problems by providing a consistent set of programming interfaces through which hydrodynamic and biogeochemical models communicate. Models are coded once to connect to FABM, after which arbitrary combinations of hydrodynamic and biogeochemical models can be made. Thus, a biogeochemical model code works unmodified within models of a chemostat, a vertically structured water column, and a three-dimensional basin. Moreover, complex biogeochemistry can be distributed over many compact, self-contained modules, coupled at run-time. By enabling distributed development and user-controlled coupling of biogeochemical models, FABM enables optimal use of the expertise of scientists, programmers and end-users.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Computer Science
Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Today's Models Tomorrow's Futures
Depositing User: Jorn Bruggeman
Date made live: 30 Jun 2015 10:43
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:13
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6404

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