Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: The results of this project are key to GEM implementation. Further analysis of data from this project promises to reveal important relationships that would be key to monitoring the dynamics of the Alaska Coastal Current. The principal investigator proposes to do data analysis and write a manuscript for a peer reviewed journal in FY 02, which is highly desirable. This project should be continued in FY 02 with the following objectives: (a) produce annual report on FY 01 results, (b) prepare manuscript, and (c) continue gathering data. Fund revised proposal, which contains these objectives.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent
Executive Director Comments: Fund revised proposal, which provides for continued Trustee Council support of hydrographic station GAK1 and the accompanying retrospective analyses of the station's data record. GAK1 provides a long-term data set that allows characterization of the Alaska Coastal Current, which is essential to understanding climatological forcing of productivity and will be important for GEM.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)