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Catalog Record: Characterization of the Circulation on the Continental Shelf Areas of the Northeast Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas (AK-12-03a)
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Organizations

BOEM
Primary

Funding
UAF CESU

Characterization of the Circulation on the Continental Shelf Areas of the Northeast Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas (AK-12-03a)

This proposed study is a continuation and expansion of the existing surface circulation study within the northeast Chukchi Sea. Prior to 2009, surface current observations on the Chukchi shelf were extremely limited. Through a joint Industry/BOEM supported study, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), Coastal Marine Institute began measuring surface currents during the open water period on the Chukchi shelf beginning in September 2009 with the deployment of long range (180 km), High Frequency (HF) radar systems located at the villages of Barrow and Wainwright.

In 2010, coverage was expanded to the southwest to include additional offshore lease areas. The surface current data was supplemented by water column profile data collected by Slocum Gliders. Acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) were also deployed across the Alaska Coastal Current at the head of Barrow Canyon to assess the annual flow regime, the connectivity between surface and subsurface currents during the open water season, and the changes in subsurface currents beneath the mobile pack ice and lead system during the winter months. This new study will expand our present efforts to improve understanding of the flow regime and shelf dynamics between the inner and outer Chukchi shelf, the exchange of waters between the Chukchi Sea and western Beaufort shelf through Barrow Canyon, and the upwelling of Atlantic Waters.

Complete
2012-04-23
2018-01-31

Data and Resources

  • View pdf

    PDF :: BOEM Project Description

    https://www.boem.gov/AK-12-03a/

  • View website

    Website :: BOEM Alaska Environmental Studies Webpage

    https://www.boem.gov/AKstudies/

  • View website

    Website :: BOEM Alaska Environmental Stewardship Webpage

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

Status: Complete
Start Date: 2012/04/23
Type: Project
End Date: 2018/01/31
Data Types: Report
Primary Contacts
Name: Warren Horowitz
Email: warren.horowitz@boem.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Funding Organization
Type
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Federal

Other Organizations
UAF Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Regions

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