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Title: Toward Long-Term Oceanographic Monitoring of the GOA Ecosystem

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030340

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2012: 10100340, 2011: 10100340, 2010: 10100340, 2009: 070340, 2008: 070340, 2007: 070340, 2006: 040340, 2005: 040340, 2004: 040340, 2002: 02340, 2001: 01340, 2000: 00340, 1999: 99340, 1998: 98340

Principal Investigator (PI): Tom Weingartner, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: None

Project Website: http://www.ims.uaf.edu/gak1/

Research Location: Resurrection Bay, Gulf of Alaska Shelf

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: Interannual variations in temperature and salinity on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf reflect environmental changes that affect this marine ecosystem. Quantifying and understanding this variability require long time series such as the 32-year record at hydrographic station GAK1 near Seward. This project continues this time series, quantifies the synoptic, seasonal, and interannual variability, and seeks to understand the reasons for this variability. It will also begin to examine interannual variations in near-surface stratification and the timing of the spring bloom on the inner Gulf of Alaska shelf. The data will be used to predict the baroclinic component of the mass and freshwater transport variability in the Alaska Coastal Current in the northern gulf.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Fields of Expertise Chemistry
Management & Policy
Physical/Chemical Oceanography
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore

Proposal: View PDF (715 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Annual Report: 2003: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 2158

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2012: 10100340 View (PDF) 2012: Due 09/01/2012
2011: Due 09/01/2011
2010: Due 09/01/2010
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2009: 070340 View (PDF) 2009: View (PDF)
2008: View (PDF)
2007: View (PDF)
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2006: 040340 View (PDF) 2006: View (PDF)
2005: View (PDF)
2004: View (PDF)
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2002: 02340 View (PDF) 2002: View (PDF)
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2001: 01340 View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
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2000: 00340 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
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1999: 99340 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
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1998: 98340 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
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