Norseman II in
                            water, from NorsemanMaritimeCom
BERING STRAIT MOORINGS 2019 Cruise
Norseman II

  5th - 15th September 2019, Nome to Nome,
Chief Scientist: Rebecca Woodgate (University of Washington, USA)

 
Corresponding author: Rebecca Woodgate (woodgate@uw.edu)

An NSF-supported project at the University of Washington (UW)  (lead PI: Rebecca Woodgate, Co-PI: Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz)

2019 Bering Strait Mooring Cruise
2019 Norseman II Cruise Overview
2019 Cruise Map
2019 Full Cruise Report
2019 Full Cruise Report (high res)
PRIOR BERING STRAIT PLANS AND EXPEDITIONS
   2019 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - September
  
2018 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - August

   2017 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July

   2016 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
  
2015 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
  
2014 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - June/July
   2013 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
   Prior Bering Strait work
BERING STRAIT LINKS
   Bering Strait Basics - why is it important
   Bering Strait Oceanography (Data, cruises & more)
 

BERING STRAIT 2019 MOORING CRUISE OVERVIEW
  BERING STRAIT 2019 CRUISE MAP

As part of the Bering Strait project funded by NSF-AON (Arctic Observing Network), in September 2019 a team of five US scientists undertook a ~ 11 day cruise in the Bering Strait and southern Chukchi Sea region on the US vessel Norseman II, operated by Norseman Maritime Charters.

The primary goals of the expedition were:
1) recovery of 3 moorings carrying physical oceanographic (Woodgate and Peralta-Ferrriz) and whale acoustic (Stafford) instrumentation. These moorings were deployed in the Bering Strait region in 2018 from the Norseman II. The funding for the physical oceanographic components of these moorings comes from NSF-AON.
2) deployment of 3 moorings in the Bering Strait region, carrying physical oceanographic (Woodgate and Peralta-Ferriz) and whale acoustic (Stafford) instrumentation. The funding for the physical oceanographic components of these moorings comes from NSF-AON.
3) accompanying CTD sections (without water sampling).
4) collection of accompanying ship's underway data (surface water properties, ADCP, meteorological data).

The cruise loaded and offloaded in Nome, Alaska.
Key Statistics: 3 moorings recovered, 3 moorings deployed, 438 CTD casts on 22 CTD lines

For full details, and preliminary results, see:

Bering
                Strait 2019 Mooring cruise map
Figure: Ship-track, blue. Mooring sites, black. CTD stations, red. Consecutively numbered arrows indicate direction of travel (on this figure, green marking CTDing lines, cyan marking transit). Depth contours every 10m from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) [Jakobsson et al., 2000]. Lower panels give detail of strait region at the start (left) and end (right) of the cruise. See cruise report for daily detail. 

For use of any of these figures, please contact
Rebecca Woodgate (woodgate@uw.edu)

Polar Science Center, University of Washington, 2019

We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this work the National Science Foundation (NSF).
 
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