Changes in Beaufort-Chukchi Seas Intense Storm Activity and Impacts on Surface Climate and Ocean Properties (AK-13-03-18)

The storms that enter the Chukchi Sea and western Beaufort Sea region originate predominantly from the Pacific Ocean, possibly as far south as the sub-tropical Pacific region, or from the East Siberian Sea region. These storms take two primary pathways into the Chukchi and western Beaufort Seas: south to north from the Pacific Ocean (S2NP storms) and west to east from the East Siberian Sea (W2E storms). These storm types have distinct characteristics and can produce substantial local and regional changes in surface atmospheric and oceanic properties. In this study, the climatology of these two types of storms was analyzed using the Chukchi-Beaufort High-Resolution Atmospheric Reanalysis (CBHAR) dataset.

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ISO Topics climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, oceans
Primary Contact Warren Horowitz (
Primary Organization US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Funding Organizations US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Other Organizations Coastal Marine Institute UAF
Organization Types Academic, Federal
Status Ongoing
Start Date 2016-08-01
End Date 2018-07-31
Created August 16, 2016, 08:49 (AKDT)
Last Updated September 13, 2021, 15:05 (AKDT)