NASA Ocean Biogeochemical Model Monthly Data at GES DISC
Entry ID: NOBM_monthly_data

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Abstract: NASA Ocean Biogeochemical Model -- Assimilated Monthly Data The NASA Ocean Biogeochemical Model (NOBM) is a biogeochemical model of the global oceans. THE NOBM was developed by GMAO and is in the process of being coupled to the complex and interactive GEOS-5 climate systems. As currently configured, NOBM is coupled with the Poseidon ocean general circulation model, which requires external forcing fields to run (currently forced by GMAO's MERRA). The model contains 4 explicit phytoplankton taxonomic groups: diatoms, cyanobacteria, chlorophytes, and coccolithophores, to represent the large scale biodiversity of the global oceans. NOBM assimilates SeaWiFS and MODIS total chlorophyll data.
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Description: NASA Ocean Biogeochemical Model Monthly Data includes four phytoplankton functional groups, nutrients, mixed layer depth, and sea ice mask.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Goddard Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: CR
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.667 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 degrees
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online Only
Distribution Format: HDF, netCDF, ASCII
Email: james.g.acker at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-22
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-02-01
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