A marine physical biogeochemical model simulation was performed with the model MOM-ERGOM for the year 2012 covering the Baltic Sea. Previously, MOM-ERGOM had been initialized for several decades without tagging until 1999 and, then, from 2000 to 2011 with tagging (see below; three years would have been sufficient). The model output has been validated with measurement data of the "IOW Baltic Monitoring and long-term data program" (https://www.io-warnemuende.de/iowdb.html; IOW: Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde) and from the HELCOM database (http://ocean.ices.dk/helcom/Helcom.aspx; HELCOM: Helsinki Commission). A publication is in preparation.
The model simulation was forced by coastDat2 COSMO-CLM data (doi:10.1594/WDCC/coastDat-2_COSMO-CLM). Atmospheric nitrogen deposition data of 16x16 km2 horizontal resolution were provided by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht within the EU BONUS SHEBA Project (Karl et al., 2019, doi:10.5194/acp-19-7019-2019).
Nitrogen from atmospheric deposition of nitrogen from shipping emissions and from all emission sectors has been tagged in the model simulation according to a method by Menésguen et al. (2006, doi: 10.4319/lo.2006.51.1_part_2.0591). Therefore, all nitrogen-containing model variables exist three times in the output: once as regular variables and once per tagged nitrogen source (total atmospheric and shipping-related).
The simulation was performed at the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN, project id: mvk00054, zulassung.hlrn.de/kurzbeschreibungen/mvk00054.pdf). The model output data were processed and evaluated on servers provided by the project 'PROSO - Prozesse von Spurenstoffen in der Ostsee' (FKZ 03F0779A).