PlankTOM5 & PlankTOM10

PlankTOM a global marine biogeochemistry model that represents lower-trophic marine ecosystems based on Plankton Functional Types (PFTs). Two model versions are maintained with either five (diatoms, coccolithophores, mixed-phytoplankton, micro and mesozooplankton) or 10 (in addition bacteria, picophytoplankton, Phaeocystis, and macrozooplankton) PFTs.

The model represents the marine cycles of C, N, O2, P, Si, a simplified Fe cycle, and three types of detrital organic pools including their ballasting properties and estimates the air-sea fluxes of CO2, O2, DMS, and N2O. PlankTOM was developed by a community of ecologists, and modellers to quantify the interactions between climate and marine biogeochemistry, particularly those mediated through CO2. The group has also conducted a parallel effort to gather PFT biomass data for model validation.

 

PlankTOM

Imarnet presentation

Imarnet presentation

PlankTOM Model Presentation
From the workshop on the assessment of candidate models
(19th & 20th November 2012)
(click to download)

PlankTOM Model Presentation 2
From the workshop on the assessment of candidate models
(19th & 20th November 2012)
(click to download)