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Catalog Record: Evaluation of the Use of Hindcast Model Data for OSRA in a Period of Rapidly Changing Conditions (AK-10-07)
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Evaluation of the Use of Hindcast Model Data for OSRA in a Period of Rapidly Changing Conditions (AK-10-07)

The pace at which conditions are changing and sea ice is being lost in the Arctic raises several questions, including: How might the ocean circulation be changing? Do the hindcasts continue to adequately represent current patterns in the region? Does BOEM need to incorporate a 20-40 year forecast-modeling mode? Oceanic current patterns in the Arctic, especially in nearshore regions, are strongly influenced by climatological factors such as winds, river runoff and sea ice coverage. The rapid changes in each of these factors that are now occurring could lead to drastic alterations of the surface current fields. Most datasets of modeled surface currents now used in OSRA are more than 10 years old—pre-dating the period of most rapid change.

Complete
2010-01-01
2011-06-30

Data and Resources

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    Website :: BOEM Alaska Environmental Stewardship Website

    http://www.boem.gov/Environmental-Stewardship/

Status: Complete
Start Date: 2010/01/01
Type: Project
End Date: 2011/06/30
Primary Contacts
Name: Heather Crowley
Email: heather.crowley@boem.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Funding Organization
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

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