Ozeanzirkulation und Klimadynamik


Tropical Atlantic Nest at 1/10°

Global Bathymetry (based on BlueMarble by the NASA Visible Earth Project). Boundaries of the AGRIF nest are shown as yellow frame.

The tropical ocean with its zonal current systems and phenomena is a crucial region for the inter-hemispheric water mass exchange. The currents also have a strong impact on the biogeochemical processes there, particularly with regard to the oxygen minimum zones in the eastern tropical basin. To explore the mechanisms and variability in this regard, a 1/10° AGRIF nest is embedded into a global 1/2° model.

Similar is done for the tropical Pacific (TROPAC01).

Person in charge: Franziska Schwarzkopf, Olaf Duteil


Data is available only internally. For data requests from outside GEOMAR, please contact the Model and Data Management.


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Kiko, R. , Biastoch, A. , Brandt, P. , Cravatte, S., Hauss, H. , Hummels, R., Kriest, I. , Marin, F., McDonnell, A. M. P., Oschlies, A. , Picheral, M., Schwarzkopf, F. U. , Thurnherr, A. M. and Stemmann, L. (2017) Biological and physical influences on marine snowfall at the equator. Nature Geoscience, 10 (11). pp. 852-858. DOI 10.1038/ngeo3042.

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Scott, R., Biastoch, A. , Agamboue, P. D., Bayer, T. , Boussamba, F. L., Formia, A., Godley, B. J., Mabert, B. D. K., Manfoumbi, J. C., Schwarzkopf, F. U. , Sounguet, G. P., Wagner, P. and Witt, M. J. (2017) Spatio-temporal variation in ocean current-driven hatchling dispersion: Implications for the world's largest leatherback sea turtle nesting region. Open Access Diversity and Distributions, 23 (6). pp. 604-614. DOI 10.1111/ddi.12554.



Duteil, O. , Schwarzkopf, F. U. , Böning, C. W. and Oschlies, A. (2014) Major role of the equatorial current system in setting oxygen levels in the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean: a high-resolution model study. Open Access Geophysical Research Letters, 41 . pp. 2033-2040. DOI 10.1002/2013GL058888.

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Model and Data Management

For general questions about the model configurations and data access, please contact:

Dr. Markus Scheinert
West Shore Building
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Phone: 0431 600-4014
email: mscheinert(at)geomar.de

Dr. Klaus Getzlaff
West Shore - Alte Botanik
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Phone: 0431 600-4179
email: kgetzlaff(at)geomar.de