BALTSEM-C is an expansion of BALTSEM, which in addition to nutrient cycling includes the inorganic carbon system and several classes of organic carbon.
This development enables several new model applications, such as e.g. the possibility to estimate how pH in the Baltic Sea responds to future land loads, changing climate, and increasing atmospheric CO2 levels.
Another example is the opportunity to trace terrestrial organic carbon in the system and determine land-ocean-atmosphere connections in terms of carbon cycling.
A further expanded version of the BALTSEM model, BALTSEM-POP, is under development¹. This version accounts for contaminant transport and transformation, enabling model simulations of organic chemicals such as e.g. PCBs.
¹ Undeman, E., Gustafsson, E., Gustafsson, B.G., 2014. A novel modelling tool with multi-stressor functionality for organic contaminant transport and fate in the Baltic Sea. Manuscript.
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