Numerical modelling of climate and the oceans is a complex field, and making linkages between outputs from multiple disparate models and the data we have been working up during ARAMACC is by no means straightforward. Where the models are similar to our data, what does that mean? How can we use those similarities to test the models or to validate our data? I hope we moved a little bit in the right direction during the modelling part of the workshop. Difficult ideas were very well explained by our team of distinguished experts in the field:
Ivica Vilibic ́on dense water formation and overturning in the Adriatic; Paul Halloran with a very clear and well illustrated overview of numerical modelling followed by an introduction to the intricacies of biogeochemical modelling; Odd Helge Ottera on how to deal with decadal variability in global ocean models can be used to address decadal variability; and the workshop ended with Eduardo Zorita covering global climate models, focusing on the climate of the last millennium.
We did also find time to take a look at our data, and found some very close and interesting connections between shell growth and some of the models.