Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1775–1787, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1775–1787, 2020

Data description paper 14 Aug 2020

Data description paper | 14 Aug 2020

Reanalysis of vertical mixing in mesocosm experiments: PeECE III and KOSMOS 2013

Sabine Mathesius et al.


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Short summary
Controlled manipulation of environmental conditions within large enclosures in the ocean, pelagic mesocosms, has become a standard method to explore responses of marine plankton communities to anthropogenic change. Among the challenges of interpreting mesocosm data is the often uncertain role of vertical mixing. This study introduces a mesocosm mixing model that is able to estimate vertical diffusivities and thus provides a tool for future mesocosm data analyses that account for mixing.