ECOSMO II hindcast simulations for the North Sea and Baltic Sea (1948-2008)


Daewel, Ute; Schrum, Corinna

Regional simulation with the fully coupled physical-biogeochemical model ECOSMO II. Model details and setup specifications are described in Daewel and Schrum (2013). The basis for ECOSMO II is a baroclinic hydrodynamic coupled sea-ice model (Schrum and Backhaus, 1999), which is coupled to a lower trophic level ecosystem NPZD-model. The experiment contains hindcast simulations for the coupled North Sea and Baltic Sea ecosystem for the period 1948-2008 forced by the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis (Kalnay et al., 1996). The spatial resolution is 6’ x 10’ in the horizontal and 20 layers in the vertical. The data-set contains daily averaged data. Data for biological, physical and ice variables are stored in separate files. The 3d model grid is defined in ( ), which contains information on vertical layer thickness in each model grid-box.
The output format is netCDF.
coastDat (coastDat)
Dr. Ute Daewel (
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -4 to 31 Latitude 48 to 66
Temporal Coverage
1948-01-01 to 2008-12-31 (calendrical)
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (
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World Data Center for Climate
1.08 TiB (1188575707968 Byte)
completely archived
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Daewel, Ute; Schrum, Corinna (2017). ECOSMO II hindcast simulations for the North Sea and Baltic Sea (1948-2008). World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.

[Entry acronym: ECOSMOII_NCEP.1948-2008] [Entry id: 3551908]
ECOSMO II: model details and setup specifications are described in Daewel and Schrum (2013)
Findable: 6 of 7 level;
Accessible: 2 of 3 level;
Interoperable: 3 of 4 level;
Reusable: 5 of 10 level
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3. The data sets and corresponding metadata are accessible: passed;
4. The data sizes are controlled and correct: passed;
5. The temporal coverage description (metadata) is consistent to the data: passed;
6. The format is correct: passed;
7. Variable description and data are consistent: passed
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[1] DOI Daewel, Ute; Schrum, Corinna. (2013). Simulating long-term dynamics of the coupled North Sea and Baltic Sea ecosystem with ECOSMO II: Model description and validation. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.03.008
[2] DOI Kalnay, E.; Kanamitsu, M.; Kistler, R.; Collins, W.; Deaven, D.; Gandin, L.; Iredell, M.; Saha, S.; White, G.; Woollen, J.; Zhu, Y.; Leetmaa, A.; Reynolds, R.; Chelliah, M.; Ebisuzaki, W.; Higgins, W.; Janowiak, J.; Mo, K. C.; Ropelewski, C.; Wang, J.; Jenne, Roy; Joseph, Dennis. (1996). The NCEP/NCAR 40-Year Reanalysis Project. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<0437:TNYRP>2.0.CO;2
[3] DOI Schrum, CORINNA; Backhaus, JAN O. (1999). Sensitivity of atmosphere-ocean heat exchange and heat content in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0870.1992.00006.x

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