A Synthesis of Oceanic Time Series from the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and the Arctic Ocean, with Application to Shelf-Basin Exchange
ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS INST OF MARINE SCIENCE
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My long-term goals are to understand the mechanisms of, and the variability in, exchanges between the shelves and interior Arctic Ocean. These exchanges are important in establishing the circulation, thermohaline, and potential vorticity structure of the Arctic Ocean. They are also crucial in the maintenance of the Arctic Ocean ice pack and therefore they potentially influence arctic climate. These goals underlie my motivation to 1. provide an observationally based indication of the variability of the Arctic shelf-basin system, with an emphasis on the Chukchi and Beaufort seas 2. understand the mechanisms of shelf-basin exchange and contribute to the development of future observational strategies based on this understanding 3. promote comparison of models to observations by providing patterns and statistics from observations that are useful in model evaluation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography