To comply with OCMIP-2 guidelines, all modelers must make simulations according to OCMIP-2 standard boundary conditions. To do so, one must first recuperate the following files via this Web page (you can save a file to disk by clicking a link while holding down the Shift key)
After transfer, the files containing the OCMIP-2 boundary conditions for gas exchange ( gasx_ocmip2.nc.gz) and phosphate restoring po4map.dat.gz should be uncompressed as follows:
gunzip gasx_ocmip2.nc gunzip po4mapnew.dat
Other files are text and need no special treatment after transfer. Use of these files is described below.