BERING STRAIT MOORINGS 2013 Cruise
Norseman II

July 2013, Nome to Nome,
Chief Scientist: Rebecca Woodgate (University of Washington, USA)

An NSF, NOAA, and ONR supported collaboration between
University of Washington (UW)
  (lead PI: Rebecca Woodgate)
University of Alaska Fairbanks 
(lead PI: Tom Weingartner)
 
Corresponding author: Rebecca Woodgate (woodgate@apl.washington.edu)

Funded by:

NSF (National Science Foundation)
Polar Programs  ARC-0855748,
Part of  the AON (Arctic Observing Network)

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ONR (Office of Naval Research)
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NOAA logo  RUSALCAlogo
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration) Arctic Program
Part of RUSALCA  (Russian-American Long-Term
Census of the Arctic)


NorsemanII,
                image from Norseman Maritime Charters

2013 Bering Strait Mooring Cruise
2013 Norseman II Cruise Overview
2013 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Map
2013 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report

BERING STRAIT PLANS AND EXPEDITIONS
  2007 Sever Mooring Cruise Report - August/September 
  2008 Lavrentiev Mooring Cruise Report - October
  2009 Khromov Mooring Cruise Report - August/September
  2010 Khromov Mooring Cruise Report - July/August
  2011 Khromov Mooring Cruise Report - July
  2012 Khromov Mooring Cruise Report - July
  2013 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
BERING STRAIT LINKS
   Bering Strait Basics - why is it important
   Bering Strait Oceanography (Data, cruises & more)
  

BERING STRAIT 2013 MOORING CRUISE OVERVIEW
BERING STRAIT 2013 CRUISE MAP

As part of the joint US-Russian RUSALCA (Russian US Long-term Census of the Arctic Ocean) Program and the Bering Strait AON (Arctic Observing Network) and a related ONR effort for measuring the Bering Strait throughflow, a team of US scientists undertook a 7 day cruise in the Bering Strait and southern Chukchi Sea region in July 2013 on the US vessel Norseman II, operated by Norseman Maritime Charters, and loading and off-loading in Nome, Alaska.

The major objective of the cruise was mooring work in the Bering Strait region, i.e., the recovery and redeployment of moorings (5 recoveries, 3 deployments), a joint project by the University of Washington (UW), and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF). The mooring recoveries are supported by an NSF-OPP AON grant(PIs: Woodgate, Weingartner, Whitledge and Lindsay), and the mooring deployments are supported by an ONR grant (PI: Woodgate). The moorings measure water velocity,temperature, salinity, ice motion, ice thickness (crudely) and some bio-optics and whale acoustics.

Figure: Ship-track, blue.  Mooring sites, black. CTD stations, red.  Grey and green arrows indicate direction of travel (grey during mooring operations, green during CTD operations).  Depth contours every 10m from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean [Jakobsson et al., 2000].  Lower panels mooring detail: - black solid=recovered and redeployed; black with blue center =recovered, not redeployed.




Map of Bering Strait 2013 Mooring Cruise
  Bering Strait 2013 Norseman II Cruise Report - July 2013

For use of any of these figures, please contact Rebecca Woodgate (woodgate@apl.washington.edu)
Polar Science Center, University of Washington, 2012

We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this work the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 
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