Physical Oceanography Studies – All Regions

Physical Oceanography Ocean Circulation and Environmental Modeling Studies to understand the dynamic processes of the ocean and the features that control the motion of the coastal and oceanic waters of the continental shelf, including modeling efforts for oil-spill risk analysis and interpretation of processes affecting biological populations and communities in the marine environment. 

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Development of an Autonomous Carbon Glider to Monitor Sea-air CO2 Fluxes in the Chukchi Sea AK-13-03-12

Cook Inlet Circulation Model Calculations


Sea Level Measurements along the Alaskan Chukchi and Beaufort Coasts


Development and Testing of a Low-cost Satellite-tracked Ice Drifter for Arctic Alaska


Development of an Accurate Model of the Beaufort and Chukchi Ice Drift and Dispersion for Forecasting Spill Trajectories and Providing Decision Support for Spill Response


COMIDA: Factors Affecting the Distribution and Relative Abundance of Endangered Whales: Biophysical Moorings and Climate Modeling


Application of High Frequency Radar to Potential Hydrocarbon Development Areas in the Northeast Chukchi Sea


Characterization of the Circulation on the Continental Shelf Areas of the Northeast Chukchi and Western Beaufort Seas


Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX) Applications for Mapping Spilled Oil in Arctic Waters


Lagrangian Study of the Deep Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico 


Simulation Modeling of Ocean Circulation and Oil Spills in the Gulf of Mexico 


Remote Sensing Assessment of Surface Oil Transport and Fate during Spills in the Gulf of Mexico GM-12-02

Delineating Areas of Enhanced Sediment Accumulation in the Northern Gulf of Mexico


Shelf-Slope Sediment Exchange in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Application of Numerical Models for Extreme Events


Improving Oil-Spill Risk Analysis in the Gulf of Mexico: A Multi-Model Approach - Part A -Data Assimilative Ocean Hindcast for Oil Spill Risk Analysis in the Gulf of Mexico


Predicting the Consequences of Wave Energy Absorption from Marine Renewable Energy Facilities on Nearshore Ecosystems