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Title: Long-Term Monitoring of the Alaska Coastal Current

Project Year and Number: 2004: 040340

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2012: 10100340, 2011: 10100340, 2010: 10100340, 2009: 070340, 2008: 070340, 2007: 070340, 2003: 030340, 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: Gulf of Alaska Shelf offshore of Resurrection Bay

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: This proposal is for monitoring temperatures, salinities, and spring bloom characteristics of the Alaska Coastal Current (ACC) from a mooring and monthly sampling at station GAK 1 near Seward. The project builds upon the 33-year record at this station. These data can predict ACC (baroclinic) transport anomalies so this variable is obtained indirectly. The results will be examined with respect to variations in terrestrial runoff and atmospheric heat fluxes. We will provide daily maps of satellite scatterometer-derived winds, make these available to the public via a website, and archive them for future analyses. All variables affect biological production at higher trophic levels. The results have value for interpreting continuous plankton recorder data to be obtained from ferries under GEM sponsorship, evaluating performance of numerical ocean circulation models, and conducting retrospective analyses of biological productivity. Logistics costs are shared with the NSF-NOAA funded GLOBEC program.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Species Microorganisims - Phytoplankton
Fields of Expertise Hydrology
Technological Methods Moored observing arrays (i.e. buoys)

Proposal: View PDF (716 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2004 , 2005 , 2006

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2004 , 2005 , 2006

Annual Reports: 2004: View (28 KB) 2005: View (38 KB) 2006: View (46 KB)

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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2003: 030340 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
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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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