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Biogeochemistry Ocean component

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The World Ocean Model of Biogeochemistry And Trophic-dynamics (WOMBAT) is the ocean biogeochemistry module added to ACCESS models. The core of WOMBAT is a Nutrient, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton and Detritus (NPZD) cycle. WOMBAT simulates the evolution of open-ocean phosphate, oxygen, dissolved inorganic carbon, alkalinity, iron and carbon fluxes with one zooplankton and one phytoplankton class.

Configurations that use WOMBAT

WOMBAT is included in ACCESS-OM and ACCESS-ESM configurations, as a tracer package within MOM.

Last update: July 12, 2024