GMAO OCEAN BIOLOGY AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODELING

 

The NASA Ocean Biogeochemical Model (NOBM) is a biogeochemical model of the global oceans. THE NOBM was developed by GMAO and is in the process of being coupled to the complex and interactive GEOS-5 climate systems. As currently configured, NOBM is coupled with the Poseidon ocean general circulation model, which requires external forcing fields to run (currently forced by GMAO's MERRA). The model contains 4 explicit phytoplankton taxonomic groups: diatoms, cyanobacteria, chlorophytes, and coccolithophores, to represent the large scale biodiversity of the global oceans. NOBM assimilates SeaWiFS and MODIS total chlorophyll data. More details on NOBM can be found here.


Check out this article featured in International Innovation on the NOBM.