The FluxEngine is an open-source software toolbox for calculating atmosphere-ocean gas fluxes. The toolbox allows users to easily generate global and regional air-sea carbon dioxide flux data from model, in situ and Earth Observation data, and its air-sea gas flux calculation is user configurable. Whilst devloped for carbon dioxide, much of the toolbox is applicable to other gases ans the open-source nature of the toolbox enables it to be easily extended. Please note that the FluxEngine is a beta version and see the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

The FluxEngine can be used through the web portal or the open-source code can be downloaded from github.

A tutorial explaining how to use the FluxEngine web-portal is available here

Please cite the publication below when using the FluxEngine or any of its outputs :

Shutler JD, Land PE, Piolle J-F, Woolf DK, Goddijn-Murphy L, Paul F, Girard-Ardhuin F, Chapron B, Donlon CJ (2016), FluxEngine: a flexible processing system for calculating atmosphere-ocean carbon dioxide gas fluxes and climatologies, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00204.1. link

Examples of how the FluxEngine is being used

  1. Global carbon dioxide atmosphere-ocean gas fluxes
  2. Shelf-sea carbon dioxide atmosphere-ocean gas fluxes
  3. In situ and research cruise atmosphere-ocean gas fluxes
  4. Supporting marine primary production research and oxygen atmosphere-ocean gas fluxes
  5. Characteristics the variability in the North-Atlantic atmosphere-ocean dioxide gas fluxes

Projects using the FluxEngine

  1. ESA OceanFlux Greenhouse Gases Evolution project
  2. UK NERC/Defra Carbon nutrient dynamics and fluxes over shelf sea systems project
  3. UK NERC Radioactively gases from the North Atlantic region and Climate Change project

Publications that have used the FluxEngine or FluxEngine outputs

  1. Wrobel, I., Piskozub, J. (2016) Effect of gas-transfer velocity parameterization choice on air–sea CO2 fluxes in the North Atlantic Ocean and the European Arctic, Ocean Science, 12, 1091-1103, doi:10.5194/os-12-1091-2016
  2. Ashton IG, Shutler JD, Land PE, Woolf DK, Quartly GD (2016), A Sensitivity Analysis of the Impact of Rain on Regional and Global Sea-Air Fluxes of CO2. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0161105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161105.
  3. Rödenbeck, C., Bakker, D. C. E., Gruber, N., Iida, Y., Jacobson, A. R., Jones, S., Landschützer, P., Metzl, N., Nakaoka, S., Olsen, A., Park, G.-H., Peylin, P., Rodgers, K. B., Sasse, T. P., Schuster, U., Shutler, J. D., Valsala, V., Wanninkhof, R., and Zeng, J. (2015) Data-based estimates of the ocean carbon sink variability – first results of the Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping intercomparison (SOCOM), Biogeosciences, 12, 7251-7278, doi:10.5194/bg-12-7251-2015.

Beta disclaimer

Please note that this is a beta version of FluxEngine software and portal which is still undergoing testing and development.
The FluxEngine portal, its software and all content found on the portal are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis.

The OceanFlux project does not give any warranties, whether expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the FluxEngine portal, its software or any of its content.

Global application

Global application of the FluxEngine

Using with in situ data

The FluxEngine and in situ data