Posts Tagged «Rebecca Woodgate»

Aagaard, K. and R.A. Woodgate,’ Some thoughts on the freezing and melting of sea ice and their effects on the ocean’, Ocean Modelling, 3, 127-135, 2001.

Aagaard, K., T.J. Weingartner, S.L. Danielson, R.A. Woodgate, G.C. Johnson, and T.E. Whitledge,’ Some controls on flow and salinity in Bering Strait’, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L19602, doi:10.1029/2006GL026612, 2006.

The Arctic Ocean is (currently) a remarkably quiet place, as the presence of sea-ice isolates the ocean from the mixing effects of wind.  In this interdisciplinary project, we examine how the upper Arctic may change if sea-ice retreat increases.  We use observations and models to study Arctic mixed layer depths, internal wave energy, and the mixing of nutrients into the photic zone, with particular interest on  impacts on Arctic ecosystems.

Atlantic Waters (AWs) are volumetrically the largest inflow to the Arctic Ocean.  They form the major subsurface circum-arctic oceanic transport system, and are the greatest pan-arctic reservoir of oceanic heat. This project draws on a variety of observational data to study flow pathways,  fundamental properties and change in the Atlantic waters in the western Arctic.

The Bering Strait is the only Pacific gateway to the Arctic Ocean. Waters flowing through the strait are a key source of nutrients, heat and freshwater for the Arctic. Since 1990, APL-UW has measured the properties of this throughflow using long-term in situ moorings, supported by annual cruises. Project details, data, cruise reports and papers are available on the project web site.

Beszczynska-Moller, A., R.A., Woodgate, C. Lee, H. Melling, and M. Karcher. 2011. A synthesis of exchanges through the main oceanic gateways to the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3): 82-99,

Bitz, C., P. Gent, R.A. Woodgate, A. Hall, M. Holland and R. Lindsay,’ The influence of sea-ice on ocean heat uptake in response to increasing CO2′, J. Climate, 19, 2437-2450, 2006.

The Bering Sea – lying at the northern end of the Pacific Ocean and north of the Aleutian Chain – is the source of over 50% of the total US fish catch and the home to immense populations of birds and marine mammals. This project uses a state-of-the-art numerical ocean-ice model to investigate prior (and predict future) changes in the Bering Sea ice cover and study the impacts of these changes on Bering Sea marine and eco-systems.

Clement Kinney, J., W. Maslowski, Y. Aksenov, B. de Cuevas, J. Jakacki, A. Nguyen, R. Osinski, M. Steele, R.A. Woodgate, and J. Zhang,  On the flow through Bering Strait: A synthesis of model results and observations, Chapter 7, in The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem Status and Trends in a Rapidly Changing Environment, J. M. Grebmeier and W. Maslowski (eds.), doi 10.1007/978-94-017-8863-2_4, 2014.

Danielson, S., T. Weingartner, K. Aagaard, J. Zhang, and R. Woodgate, Circulation on the central Bering Sea shelf, July 2008 to July 2010, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C10003, doi:10.1029/2012JC008303, 2012.

Danielson, S.L., et al., including K. Aagaard and R. Woodgate, “Coupled wind-forced controls of the Bering–Chukchi shelf circulation and the Bering Strait throughflow: Ekman transport, continental shelf waves, and variations of the Pacific–Arctic sea surface height gradient,” Prog. Oceanogr., 125, 40-61, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.006, 2014.

Darby, D.A., J. Ortiz, L. Polyak, S. Lund, M. Jakobsson, and R.A. Woodgate,’ The role of currents and sea ice in both slowly deposited central Arctic and rapidly deposited Chukchi-Alaskan margin sediments’, Global Planet. Change, 68, 56-70, 2009.

Dmitrenko, I. A., S. A. Kirillov, V.V. Ivanov, and R. A. Woodgate,’ Mesoscale Atlantic Water Eddy off the Laptev Sea continental slope carries the signature of upstream interaction’, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C07005, doi: 10.1029/ 2007JC00449, 2008.

Dmitrenko, I.A., et al., including R.A. Woodgate,’ Seasonal modification of the Arctic Ocean intermediate water layer off the eastern Laptev Sea continental shelf break’, J. Geophys. Res., 114, doi:10.1029/2008JC005229, 2009.

Fahrbach, E., S. Harms, G. Rohardt, M. Schroeder, and R.A. Woodgate,’ The flow of bottom water in the northwestern Weddell Sea’, J. Geophys. Res., 106(C2), 2761-2778, 2001.

Falkner, K., M. Steele, R. Woodgate, J. Swift, K. Aagaard, and J. Morison, “Dissolved oxygen extrema in the Arctic Ocean halocline from the North Pole to the Lincoln Sea“, Deep-Sea Res., Volume 52, Issue 7, Pages 1138-1154, 2005.

Foldvik, A., T. Gammelsrod, S. Østerhus, E. Fahrback, G. Rohardt, M. Schroder, K.W. Nicholls, L. Padman, and R.A. Woodgate,’ Ice shelf water overflow and bottom water formation in the southern Weddell Sea’, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C02015, 10.1029/2003JC002008, 2004.

Our overarching goals are to study and understand the physical processes in the high latitude oceans, including large-scale circulation, shelf-basin interactions, and water mass formation; linkages between polar oceans and the lower latitudes; and the role of polar processes in climate. We do this primarily with observations, drawing on theory and modelling results to explain processes we observe. Our primary tools are subsurface moorings in ice-covered waters, which we deploy in several regions to study different questions.

Hunt, G.L., Jr., et al., including R.A. Woodgate, “The Barents and Chukchi seas: Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems,” J. Mar. Syst., 109-110, 43-68, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.08.003, 2013.

Jackson, J.M., S.E. Allen, F.A. McLaughlin, R.A. Woodgate and E.C.Carmack.,Changes to the near-surface waters in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean from 1993-2009: A basin in transition, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C10008, doi:10.1029/2011JC007069.

Kikuchi, T., S. Nishino, R. Woodgate, B. Rabe, U. Schauer, and S. Pisarev,’ Confluence and mixing of Atlantic, Pacific and Siberian shelf water masses around the Mendeleev Ridge of the Arctic Ocean’, Eos Trans. AGU, 90, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GCS1A-0715, 2009.

Lindsay, R.W., D.M. Holland, and R.A. Woodgate, “Halo of low ice concentration observed over the Maud Rise seamount“, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, 10.1029/2004GL019831, 2004.

Melling, H., K.K.Falkner, R.A.Woodgate, S.Prinsenberg, A.Muenchow, D.Greenberg, T.Agnew, R.Samelson, C.Lee, B.Petrie,’ Freshwater Fluxes via Pacific and Arctic Outflows across the Canadian Polar Shelf’, ASOF (Arctic Subarctic Ocean Fluxes) special volume, Springer-Verlag, 2008.

Mizobata, K., K.Shimada, R.Woodgate, S-I. Saitoh and J. Wang,’ Estimation of heat flux through the eastern Bering Strait’, Journal of Oceanography, submitted 2008.

Morison, J. H., K. Aagaard, K. K. Falkner, K, Hatakeyama, R. Moritz, J. E. Overland, D. Perovich, K. Shimada, M. Steele, T. Takizawa, R. Woodgate, Early results from the North Pole Environmental Observatory, EOS Trans., 83(33), pp. 357, 360-361, 2002.

Nicholls, K.W., L. Padman, M. Schroder, R.A. Woodgate, A. Jenkins, and S. Østerhus,’ Water mass modification over the continental shelf north of Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica’, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 10.1029/2002JC001713, 2003.

Østerhus, S., Woodgate, R., Valdimarsson, H., Turrell, B., de Steur, L., Quadfasel, D., Olsen, S. M., Moritz, M., Lee, C. M., Larsen, K. M. H., Jónsson, S., Johnson, C., Jochumsen, K., Hansen, B., Curry, B., Cunningham, S., and Berx, B.: Arctic Mediterranean exchanges: a consistent volume budget and trends in transports from two decades of observations, Ocean Sci., 15, 379-399,, 2019 

Panteleev, G., D.A.Nechaev, A.Proshutinsky, R.Woodgate, and J.Zhang, 2010, Reconstruction and analysis of the Chukchi Sea circulation in 1990-1991, J.Geophys.Res., 115, C08023

Peralta-Ferriz, C., and R. A. Woodgate, Seasonal and interannual variability of pan-Arctic surface mixed layer properties from 1979 to 2012 from hydrographic data, and the dominance of stratification for multiyear mixed layer depth shoaling, Prog. Oceanogr., doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.005, 2015.

Pickart, R.S., M.A.Spall, G.W.K.Moore, T.J. Weingartner, R.A. Woodgate, K. Aagaard and K.Shimada, 2011, Upwelling in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Atmospheric Forcing and Local versus non-local response, Progress in Oceanography, 88, 78-100

Polyakov, I.V., V.A.Alexeev, I.M.Ashik,S.Bacon, A.B-Moeller, E.C.Carmack, I.A.,Dmitrenko, L.Fortier, J-C. Gascard, E.Hansen, J.Hoelemann, V.V.Ivanov, T.Kikuchi, S.Kirillov, Y-D.Lenn, F.A.McLaughlin, J.Piechura, I.Repina, L.A.Timokhov, W.Walczowski and R.Woodgate, 2011, NOWCAST: Fate of mid-2000’s Arctic warm water pulse, B.American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/2010BAMS2921.1

Proshutinsky, A., M.-L. Timmermans, I. Ashik, A. Beszczynska-Moeller, E. Carmack, I. Frolov, R. Krishfield, F. McLaughlin, J. Morison, I. Polyakov, K. Shimada, V. Sokolov, M. Steele, J. Toole, and R. Woodgate, The Arctic, c. Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2009”], Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91 (6), S85-87, 2010.

Proshutinsky, A., M.-L. Timmermans, I. Ashik, A. Beszczynska-Moeller, E. Carmack, I. Frolov, R. Ingvaldsen, M. Itoh, T. Kikuchi, R. Krishfield, H. Loeng, F. McLaughlin, S. Nishino, R. Pickart, B. Rabe, B. Rudels, I. Semiletov, U. Schauer, N. Shakhova, K. Shimada, V. Sokolov, M. Steele, J. Toole, T. Weingartner, W. Williams, R. Woodgate, M. Yamamoto-Kawai, and S. Zimmermann, The Arctic, c. Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2011”], Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., in review, 2012.

Rainville, L., and R.A. Woodgate,’ Observations of internal wave generation in the seasonally ice-free Arctic’, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, 10.1029/2009GL041291, 2009.

Rainville, L., and R.A. Woodgate, 2009, Observations of internal wave generation in the seasonally ice-free Arctic, Geophys. Res. Letters, 36, L23604, doi:10.1029/2009GL041291

Rainville, L., C.M. Lee, and R.A. Woodgate. 2011. Impact of wind-driven mixing in the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3):136-145,

Rainville, L., C.M. Lee, and R.A. Woodgate. 2011. Impact of wind-driven mixing in the Arctic Ocean. Oceanography 24(3):136–145,

Rawlings, M.A., et al. including R.A. Woodgate,’ Analysis of the arctic system for freshwater cycle intensification: Observations and expectations’, Eos Trans., AGU, 90, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC42A-05, 2009.

Rawlings, M.A., M.Steele, M.M.Holland, J.C. Adam., J.E.Cherry, J.A.Francis, P.Y.Groisman, L.D.Hinzman, TG.Huntington, D.L.Kane, J.S.Kimball, R.Kwok, R.B.Lammers, C.M.Lee, D.P. Lettenmaier, K.C.McDonald, E.Podest, J.W.Pundsack, B.Rudels, M.C.Serreze, A.Shiklomanov, O.Skagseth, T.J.Troy, C.J.Vorosmarty, M.Wensnahan, E.F.Wood, R Woodgate, D.Yang, K.Zhang, T.Zhang, 2010, Analysis of the Arctic System for Freshwater Cycle Intersification: Observations and Expectations, Journal of Climate, 23, 5715-5737.

Serreze, M. C., A. P. Barrett, A. J. Slater,  R. A. Woodgate,  K. Aagaard,  R. Lammers, M. Steele,  R. Moritz, M. Meredith,  C. Lee, The large-scale freshwater cycle of the arctic, J. Geophys. Res., 111, C11010, doi:10.1029/2005JC003424, 2006.

Serreze, M. C., A. D. Crawford, J. C. Stroeve, A. P. Barrett, and R. A. Woodgate, Variability, trends, and predictability of seasonal sea ice retreat and advance in the Chukchi Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JC011977, 2016.

Serreze, M. C., A. D. Crawford, J. C. Stroeve, A. P. Barrett, and R. A. Woodgate, Variability, trends, and predictability of seasonal sea ice retreat and advance in the Chukchi Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JC011977, 2016.

Timmermans, M.-L., et al., including J. Jackson, M. Steele, and R. Woodgate, “Ocean,” In Arctic Report Card, M.O. Jeffries, J.A. Richter-Menge, and J.E. Overland, eds., 42-54 (NOAA Climate Program Office, 2012).

Timmermans, M.-L., I. Ashik, I. Frolov, H. K. Ha, R. Ingvaldsen, T. Kikuchi, T. W. Kim, R. Krishfield, H. Loeng, S. Nishino, R. Pickart, I. Polyakov, B. Rabe, U. Schauer, P. Schlosser, W. M. Smethie, V. Sokolov, M. Steele, J. Toole, W. Williams, R. Woodgate, and S. Zimmermann, The Arctic, g. Ocean temperature and salinity [in “State of the Climate 2013”], Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95(7), S128-132, 2014

Weingartner, T., K. Aagaard, R. Woodgate, S. Danielson, Y. Sasaki, D. Cavalieri,’ Circulation on the North Central Chukchi Sea Shelf’, Deep Sea Research Part II, 52, 3150-3174, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2005.10.015, 2005.

White, D., L. Hinzman, L. Alessa, J. Cassano, M. Chambers, K. Falkner, J. Francis, B. Gutowski, M. Holland, M. Holmes, H. Huntington, D. Kane, A. Kliskey, C. Lee, J. McClelland, B. Peterson, F. Straneo, M. Steele, R. Woodgate, D. Yang, K. Yoshikawa, T. Zhang,’ The Arctic Freshwater System: Changes and impacts’, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, G04S54, doi:10.1029/2006JG000353, 2007.

Woodgate, R. A., T. J. Weingartner, and R. Lindsay, 2012: Observed increases in Bering Strait oceanic fluxes from the Pacific to the Arctic from 2001 to 2011 and their impacts on the Arctic Ocean water column, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L24603, doi:10.1029/2012GL054092.

Woodgate, R. A., T. Weingartner and R. Lindsay,’ The 2007 Bering Strait Oceanic Heat Flux and anomalous Arctic Sea-ice Retreat’, Geophys. Res. Letters, accepted 2009

Woodgate, R., T. Winegartner, and R. Lindsay, 2009: The 2007 Bering Strait Oceanic Heat Flux and anomalous Arctic Sea-ice Retreat.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L01602, doi:10.1029/2009GL041621.

Stabeno, P., Kachel, N., Ladd, C., & Woodgate, R., 2018. Flow patterns in the eastern Chukchi Sea: 2010–2015. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 1177–1195.