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Title: Implementation of an Ocean Circulation Model: A Transition from SEA to GEM

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02603

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Jia Wang, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Gulf of Alaska, including Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This project will establish a 3-D ocean circulation model in the Gulf of Alaska to lay down a foundation for GEM in order to couple this model to a hydrological model and a biological model. This model will cover the entire gulf, including Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. The horizontal resolution of this model is 4'x2' minutes (about 3.7km at 60"N). This model will be forced by tides, the Alaska Current inflow/outflow, freshwater discharge, and wind stress derived from the National Center for Environmental Prediction.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Gulf of Alaska
Prince William Sound
Fields of Expertise Hydrology
Management & Policy
Physical/Chemical Oceanography
Technological Methods Geographic information systems/Mapping
Professional Activity Data Synthesis/Visualization
Ecosystems Marine – Benthic
Marine – Nearshore
Marine – Pelagic

Proposal: View PDF (514 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available