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Title: SEA: Physical Oceanography in PWS and GOA

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94320-M

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1999: 99320-M-CLO, 1998: 98320-M, 1997: 97320-M, 1996: 96320-M, 1995: 95320-M

Principal Investigator (PI): David Salmon, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: Shelton Gay, Jim Murphy, Thea Thomas

Research Location: PWS/KAP

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This project is a component of the Sound Ecosystem Assessment (SEA) program, a multi-disciplinary effort to acquire an ecosystem level understanding of the marine and freshwater processes that interact to constrain levels of fish, marine bird, and marine mammal production in Prince William Sound (PWS). The growth conditions and carrying capacity of the coastal marine ecosystem in this region vary internally, and are influenced by the physical, chemical, and biological process in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This component of the SEA program will study the physical oceanography and meteorology of PWS and the GOA to contribute to the understanding of important ecological influences on injured resources and services following the EVOS. Information gathered will consist of temperature, salinity, density and dissolved oxygen profiles obtained from conductivity/temperature/depth (CTD) measurements, ocean current velocities obtained from acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP) measurements, geopotential dynamic heights, measurements of zooplankton distribution and abundance, and chemical signatures. Both chemical and biological data will be used in the determination of how physical processes in PWS act to control the fluctuations of ecological populations.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

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Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: Not Available

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Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1999: 99320-M-CLO Not Available 1999: Not Available
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1998: 98320-M Not Available 1998: Not Available
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1997: 97320-M Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
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1996: 96320-M Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
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1995: 95320-M Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
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