Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
01 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2018

Biological data assimilation for parameter estimation of a phytoplankton functional type model for the western North Pacific

Yasuhiro Hoshiba, Takafumi Hirata, Masahito Shigemitsu, Hideyuki Nakano, Taketo Hashioka, Yoshio Masuda, and Yasuhiro Yamanaka

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We developed a three-dimensional lower-trophic-level marine ecosystem model (NSI-MEM) and employed biological data assimilation using a micro-genetic algorithm to estimate physiological parameters for two phytoplankton functional types in the western North Pacific. The NSI-MEM optimized by the data assimilation improved the timing of a modelled plankton bloom in the subarctic and subtropical regions compared to the model without data assimilation.