External drivers

External Drivers

External drivers are all factors causing oceanic change that arise from outside the ocean. 

They are used for predictions and projections. An obvious application is for ocean modellers who require particular scenarios and the accompanying forcing data to simulate predictions and projections. The scenarios are also useful for comparing and contextualising observations.

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Global Potential for Aquaculture

figureA map of the biological production potential for marine aquaculture across the globe produced using an innovative approach that draws from physiology, allometry and growth theory.

Mineral dust aerosols and associated radiative effects

figureSize-structured mineral dust aerosols and associated radiative effects produced by four different atmospheric transport models. The study draws on observational data on dust abundance, in situ measurements of dust optical properties and size distribution, and climate and atmospheric chemical transport model simulations of atmospheric dust concentrations.

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