Author Archives: Holly Kent

AOOS adds Hydrology Model for Alaska to Portal

AOOS just added a hydrology model of the State of Alaska to the Ocean Data Explorer. This model estimates historic stream flow discharge and snow water equivalent depth from 1979 to 2014. Access the model here.

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Yukon Chinook Salmon Timing

A partnership to predict run timing Researchers from NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, with the support of the Alaska Ocean Observing System, have identified a combination of spring conditions that is closely related to the timing … Continue reading

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Blob Webinar

The US Climate Variability and Predictability Program is offering a webinar in two parts. Tuesday June 7, 10:00 AM PDT – 9:00 AM ADT A Tale of Two Blobs, Part I: The warm blob of the North Pacific The evolution … Continue reading

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AOOS Launches Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Ecosystem Portal

Government agencies and the public can now find information on the endangered population of Cook Inlet beluga whales on an easy-to-use public data portal through the Alaska Ocean Observing System’s website Continue reading

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AOOS Launches New Cook Inlet Beluga Ecosystem Portal

Government agencies and the public can now find information on the endangered population of Cook Inlet beluga whales on an easy-to-use public data portal through the Alaska Ocean Observing System’s website at AOOS.org. Extensive data on beluga whale sightings and … Continue reading

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IOOS Working to “Close the Gaps” on HFR

High Frequency Radar (HFR) provides real-time ocean surface current mapping. This observing technology is being widely used within the US but critical gaps in coverage exist and have been identified by the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). AOOS and the … Continue reading

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Modeling the Impacts of Hypoxia, Climate Change on Sediment Dwellers

Both ocean hypoxia and rising temperatures due to climate change are hot topics in any discussion of current challenges facing our marine environment. Ecologist Chet Rakocinski, a professor at The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL), … Continue reading

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AOOS Launches 2016 Short Film Contest

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The U.S. Navy Turns its Attention Northward

The U.S. Navy has closed its camp on the Arctic Ocean sea ice (early, because of safety concerns, even as reports came that the ice reached its lowest extent ever), a part of its Ice Exercise 2016. The exercise wasn’t … Continue reading

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Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Scholarships

TheCook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) scholarship program offers the Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship for Maritime Studies and the James Carter Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Studies. Continue reading

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