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BIOMAS Model Results (a coupled sea ice/ocean/ecosystem model)



This data set includes the Biology/Ice/Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (BIOMAS) simulated monthly mean results for the Arctic Ocean planktonic ecosystem over the period 2004-2008. Also included is a movie that shows monthly variations of a few ecosystem components over the period 2006-2008.

BIOMAS is a coupled sea ice, ocean, and marine planktonic ecosystem model (Zhang et al., 2009) with a model domain over the northern hemisphere north of 49 deg N. The mean horizontal resolution for most of the Arctic Ocean is about 22 km. This biophysical model is driven by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCEP/NCAR) reanalysis forcing.

Supported by NSF grants: ARC 0629326, ARC 0629095, ARC 0629234, and ARC 0629359

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  • 1.0 (2009-12-08)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency monthly
Language English
Grant Code 0629326, 0629095, 0629234, 0629359
ISO Topic Categories
  • oceans
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 49.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

Jinlun Zhang <>

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Zhang, J., et al. 2009. BIOMAS Model Results. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 19 Jun 2024.

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