8th July - 22nd July 2005 Kodiak - Barrow
Lead for Canadian Science: Ed Carmack, IOS, Canada
Lead for US Science: Jackie Grebmeier, University of Tennessee
UW Bering Strait Mooring work: Rebecca Woodgate (UW)
author: Rebecca Woodgate firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2005, the US Bering Strait
mooring work was part of a joint Canadian-US expedition aboard the CCGS Sir
- the Mooring Cruise report
- year-long moored records
- photos of instrument biofouling
- an outreach website by Teacher Betty Carvellas
|YEAR LONG RECORDS
OF TEMPERATURE AND SALINITY
Time-series from this cruise cover summer 2004 (left-hand-side of plots) to summer 2005 (right-hand-side of plots).
Cyan is at 40m depth at A4, in the Alaskan Coastal Current and suggests warming (and freshening)
of the Alaskan Coastal Current.
Blue is at ca. 47m depth at A2
Red is at ca. 47m depth at A3
These do not suggest warming.
These data, combined with velocity data, will indicate if the Bering Strait heat and freshwater fluxes are increasing in recent years.
We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this work from Office of Naval Research (ONR) High Latitude Dynamics Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs.
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