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Title: Surface Nutrients Over the Shelf and Basin in Summer - Bottom up Control of Ecosystem Diversity

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030654

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2004: 040654

Principal Investigator (PI): Phyllis Stabeno, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Calvin Mordy

Research Location: Yakutat to Kodiak Island/Shelikof Strait

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: The goal of this project is to better understand the extraordinary variability of nutrients (spatial, interannual and decadal) and factors controlling nearshore communities and zooplankton and juvenile salmon distributions in the northern Gulf of Alaska. The project will monitor nitrate over the shelf and basin. Underway samples will be collected as part of the NMFS-OCC/GLOBEC salmon survey in July/August of 2003 and 2004. This survey includes a transit across the central gulf and ten cross-shelf oceanographic and juvenile salmon transects from Yakutat to Kodiak Island. This will be the broadest nutrient survey of the northern gulf. Nutrient maps will be used to support NPZ (nutrient/phytoplankton/zooplankton) models and satellite-derived models of nitrate and new production, to examine mechanisms of nutrient supply such as mixing over banks and transport up submarine canyons, and to assist resource management of salmon and other commercially important species. GEM funding in 2003 is crucial as this is GLOBEC's final intensive field season.


Fields of Expertise Bio-Energetics
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection

Proposal: View PDF (573 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Annual Report: 2003: View (157 KB)

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
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