|Arctic Primary Productivity Observational Synthesis Project|
|Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, West Boothbay Harbor, ME
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|Patricia Matrai will coordinate the overall project. She will be responsible for the data
gathering and synthesis of field PP as well as coordinate runs of the bio-physical model with
Hill and Gosselin. All team members will participate in the analysis of controls of PP in current and future times.
|Elise Olson will assist with data management, synthesis, and presentation.
|Polar Science Center / Applied Physics Laboratory / University of Washington, Seattle WA
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|Mike Steele will be in charge of collecting physical oceanographic and surface stress forcing data,
for use in determining (i) mixed layer depth (MLD), (ii) ocean circulatioin, and (iii) up- and downwelling.
He will collaborate with others on making these fields biologically relevant, e.g. by correlating MLD and
upwelling with the nutricline depth. He will also coordinate the animation project.
|Bonnie Light is a co-investigator on the existing ARCSS synthesis project,
"Sunlight and the Arctic Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean System." For our project, she will
make sure that ice/ocean light data are optimally relevant to issues of PP over our
domain of interest.
|Janet Olsonbaker is the multimedia specialist in charge of creating the phytoplankton animation. She will also supervise an undergraduate student.
|Wendy Ermold will assist with data management, analysis, and the web design needs of the group.
|University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Cambridge, MD.
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|Louis Codispoti will critically examine the relevant chemical observations in our data base(s),
assist with the production of estimates of mean and extreme seasonal changes in nutrients, dissolved oxygen
and inorganic carbon in the type regions that we define, and use these changes to produce estimates of net
|Vince Kelly will assist with data management, analysis, and presentation.
|Anne Thessen will assist with data management, analysis, and presentation.
|Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
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|Victoria Hill will supply bio-optical data and be responsible for the processing and analysis of
remotely sensed data. Algorithms and models developed as part of the Western Arctic SBI Project will be
applied to weekly and monthly pan-Arctic imagery from SeaWiFS and MODIS, to produce maps of PP and
chlorophyll; the latter will be linked with the bio-physical coupling.
|David Ruble will assist with data management, analysis, and presentation.
|University of Quebec-Rimouski, Rimouski, Quebec|
|Michel Gosselin will run the ice-algae PP formulation and link it with the PP bio-physical models.
He will develop relationships for ice algae between Chl a, PP and environmental variables, especially
nutrient concentration and ice thickness.