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Physical Oceanography and Ecosystems of the Alaskan Arctic


Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Pacific Marine Environment Lab

RO# Location
26.77.85.B8023 Seattle , WA 98115


Name E-mail Phone
Ladd, Carol 206.526.6024


Moored time series data, shipboard hydrographic data, and other types of oceanographic data (i.e., drifter, glider, waveglider) are being collected in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as part of national and international research programs focusing on the ocean's role in ecosystem variability. Data are being used to describe variations in circulation and water mass properties; to diagnose the oceanic heat, momentum, and fresh water budgets; and to determine oceanic feedbacks to the atmosphere and the sea-ice. Opportunities exist for the interpretation of these measurements and their role in structuring Alaska's marine ecosystems. EcoFOCI (Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations) is a joint research program between NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. EcoFOCI's focus is on the marine ecosystems of Alaska with the goal of improving understanding of the influence of the physical and biological environment on ecosystem dynamics.



Ladd C, Mordy C, Salo S, Stabeno P: Winter water properties and the Chukchi polynya. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 121: 5516-5534, 2016

Stabeno PJ, et al: A comparison of the physics of the northern and southern shelves of the eastern Bering Sea and some implications for the ecosystem. Deep-Sea Research II. doi :10.1016/j .dsr2.2012.02.019, 2012


Arctic Ocean; Climate variations; Currents (marine); Ecosystem; Ocean temperature; Pacific Ocean; Sea-ice;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$58,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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