Strait Mooring Cruise
2020 Norseman II Cruise Overview
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PLANS AND EXPEDITIONS
2020 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - September
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
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STRAIT 2020 MOORING CRUISE OVERVIEW
BERING STRAIT 2020 CRUISE MAP
As part of the Bering Strait project funded by NSF-AON (Arctic Observing Network), in September 2020, the research vessel Norseman II, of Support Vessels of Alaska, Inc., undertook an 11 day cruise in the Bering Strait and southern Chukchi Sea region.
Due to the Covid pandemic, no scientists joined the cruise, but instead the science work of the cruise was directed from land using high speed internet links (including live video) for communications.
The primary goals of the expedition were:
1) deployment of 4 moorings carrying physical oceanographic (Woodgate and Peralta-Ferrriz) and whale acoustic (Stafford, Berchok) instrumentation. The funding for the physical oceanographic components of these moorings comes from NSF-AON. The Berchok mooring is funded by NOAA.
2) deployment of 1 glider (Statscewich, Danielson, Baumgartner)
3) an underway survey (measuring surface water properties, ADCP, meteorological data) of the Bering Strait and southern Chukchi Sea region.
The cruise onloaded in Homer (1st Sept 2020), passed Nome (8th Sept 2020), and ended in Nome (18th September 2020), with equipment offload scheduled for Homer in Oct/November 2020.
For full details, and preliminary results, see:
2020 Bering Strait Mooring Cruise Report (low resolution)
(also available in high resolution)
Cruise map showing named lines and historic CTD casts (red), moorings (black) and ship's track (blue). See underway data maps in cruise report for route. Depth contours every 10m from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) [Jakobsson et al., 2000]. Lower panel gives detail of strait region.
© Polar Science Center, University of Washington, 2020
acknowledge financial support for this work the National
Science Foundation (NSF).
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