Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
01 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 01 Aug 2019

Novel metrics based on Biogeochemical Argo data to improve the model uncertainty evaluation of the CMEMS Mediterranean marine ecosystem forecasts

Stefano Salon, Gianpiero Cossarini, Giorgio Bolzon, Laura Feudale, Paolo Lazzari, Anna Teruzzi, Cosimo Solidoro, and Alessandro Crise

Data sets

Mediterranean Sea biogeochemical analysis and forecast (CMEMS MED AF-Biogeochemistry 2015-2018) G. Bolzon, G. Cossarini, P. Lazzari, S. Salon, A. Teruzzi, A. Crise, and C. Solidoro

Quality Information Document for MEDSEA_ANALYSIS_FORECAST_BIO_006_014 A. Teruzzi, L. Feudale, G. Cossarini, S. Salon, G. Bolzon, and P. and Lazzari

Short summary
After 10 years of research and development, validated analysis and forecasts of the main parameters of the Mediterranean Sea biogeochemistry (e.g. phytoplankton, nutrients, oxygen, pH, carbon fluxes) at high spatial and temporal resolution are provided in the frame of the EU Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service. Along with a traditional skill performance assessment, novel metrics exploiting the Biogeochemical Argo floats data are designed to estimate the forecasts uncertainty.