We present a new version of the coupled Earth system model GEOCLIM. The new release, GEOCLIM reloaded (v 1.0), links the existing atmosphere and weath- ering modules to a novel, temporally and spatially resolved model of the global ocean circulation, which provides a phys- ical framework for a mechanistic description of the marine biogeochemical dynamics of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and oxygen. The ocean model is also coupled to a fully for- mulated, vertically resolved diagenetic model. GEOCLIM reloaded is thus a unique tool to investigate the short- and long-term feedbacks between climatic conditions, continen- tal inputs, ocean biogeochemical dynamics and diagenesis. A complete and detailed description of the resulting Earth system model and its new features is first provided. The per- formance of GEOCLIM reloaded is then evaluated by com- paring steady-state simulation under present-day conditions with a comprehensive set of oceanic data and existing global estimates of bio-element cycling in the pelagic and benthic compartments.
|Translated title of the contribution||GEOCLIM reloaded (v 1.0): A New Coupled Earth System Model for Past Climate Change|
|Pages (from-to)||451 - 481|
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||Geoscientific Model Development|
|Publication status||Published - May 2010|