Chukchi Beaufort Circulation Study

Project Description

Our overall goal is to provide an improved understanding of the physical oceanography of the Northeastern Chukchi shelf and exchanges between the Chukchi/Beaufort shelves and the adjacent basin by synthesizing new and existing data sets. Field components consist of drifters, gliders (AUVs), high-frequency radars (HFRs), a meteorological buoy, a high-resolution cruise survey, and year-round moorings.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

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Thomas Weingartner

Professor Emeritus
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Physical oceanography of Alaskan continental shelves and slopes.
  • Interdisciplinary marine research
  • Wind- and buoyancy-forced shelf circulation systems
(907) 474-7993
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Co-Principal Investigator

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Peter Winsor

Associate Professor
  • Alaska Ocean Observing System
  • Physical Oceanography
(907) 474-7740
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Co-Principal Investigator

Robert Pickart, 508-289-2858,, WHOI

Research Staff

Elizabeth Dobbins
Cayman Irvine
Brita Irving
Rachel Potter
Hank Statscewich
Steve Sweet
Ying-Chih Fang
Kofan Lu

Project Funding

AOOS/IOOS, BOEM, CIAP, CIMES, ConocoPhillips Alaska, North Slope Borough, Shell Oil Company
Start Date: 0000-00-00 End Date: 0000-00-00

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