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Alaska Coastal Current Monitoring Quarterly Tasks

2009 Quarterly Project Tasks:

1st Quarter Tasks (October 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Monthly CTD surveys; begin acquiring, archiving, and processing Middleton Island and Prince William Sound buoy data.

Progress report:

(Not Available)

2nd Quarter Tasks (January 1, 2009 - March 31, 2009)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Attend Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Monthly CTD surveys, recover and re-deploy GAK 1 mooring. Conduct post-calibrations of instruments.

Progress report:

Period covered: January 1, 2009 – March 31, 2009 Tasks: Monthly CTD sampling at GAK 1 completed Recovered and deployed GAK 1 mooring. Submitted GAK 1 instruments for post-calibration. Draft manuscript on Gulf of Alaska shelf cooling processes completed and undergoing internal review.

3rd Quarter Tasks (April 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Monthly CTD surveys. Complete post-calibration on mooring instruments, process mooring and CTD data.

Progress report:

Period covered: April 1, 2009 – June 30, 2009 Tasks: Monthly CTD sampling at GAK 1 completed Draft manuscript on Gulf of Alaska shelf cooling processes completed and being prepared for submission to the Journal of Geophysical Research. Presentations on EVOSTC supported research were made to the communities of Cordova and Kodiak in April, 2009 by UAF graduate student Markus Janout.

4th Quarter Tasks (July 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

Monthly CTD surveys, update heat fluxes. Submit annual report.

Progress report:

Period covered: July 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009 Tasks: Monthly CTD sampling at GAK 1 completed Manuscript on Gulf of Alaska shelf cooling processes completed and submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research.* Final report prepared and submitted to EVOSTC This paper has now been accepted and is in press at Journal of Geophysical Research* Janout, M.A, T. J. Weingartner, T. Royer, and S. Danielson, On the nature of winter cooling and the recent temperature shift on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf, in press, Journal of Geophysical Research.

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