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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Not Reviewed

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal was reviewed by the Chief Scientist and not by the STAC.


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This excellent project provides new insights into physical forcing/control of primary production and mass transport. The synthesis efforts are allowing new insights into proxy measures that might be applied to the 35-year historical record to understand long-term ecosystem variability. This is an excellent investment in a long-term data set that will pay future dividends in fish and wildlife management.


Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent

Executive Director Comments: Fund, including proposed upgrade of mooring (addition of another temperature/conductivity recorder with fluorometer and transmissometer) contingent on (a) receipt of a description of the deployment procedure intended to insure against loss of data and (b) submittal of the manuscript promised in FY 02 analyzing the relationship between atmospheric pressure, precipitation, and density structure of the Alaska Coastal Current. This project 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: Fund, including proposed upgrade of mooring (addition of another temperature/conductivity recorder with fluorometer and transmissometer) contingent on (a) receipt of a description of the deployment procedure intended to insure against loss of data and (b) submittal of the manuscript promised in FY 02 analyzing the relationship between atmospheric pressure, precipitation, and density structure of the Alaska Coastal Current. This project 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. [Note: Funds were approved in August 2002.]