Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
28 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2021

Causes of uncertainties in the representation of the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone in CMIP5 models

Henrike Schmidt, Julia Getzlaff, Ulrike Löptien, and Andreas Oschlies


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Henrike Schmidt, 02 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Henrike Schmidt, 05 Jul 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on os-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #3, 02 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Henrike Schmidt, 05 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Henrike Schmidt on behalf of the Authors (07 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Aug 2021) by Arvind Singh
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2021) by Arvind Singh
Short summary
Oxygen-poor regions in the open ocean restrict marine habitats. Global climate simulations show large uncertainties regarding the prediction of these areas. We analyse the representation of the simulated oxygen minimum zones in the Arabian Sea using 10 climate models. We give an overview of the main deficiencies that cause the model–data misfit in oxygen concentrations. This detailed process analysis shall foster future model improvements regarding the oxygen minimum zone in the Arabian Sea.