• 02/06/2017A high-resolution US West Coast regional ocean circulation model has been developed and utilized to study seasonal and interannual variability in oceanic properties along the continental slope. In particular, in the annual cycle of the depth of a subsurface density level over the slope, we find a south-to-north propagating pattern with a characteristic speed of about 0.5 m/s. The annual cycle in the temperature sampled on the same surface is indicative of the poleward transport by the undercurrent. Anomalies from the seasonal cycle, on the same density surface, show deepening in 2014 all along the US coast, forced by the conditions much farther to the south, at 24N. The manuscript providing details of these analyses has been submitted to J. Geophys. Res. (The draft can be found here)

  • 08/09/2016 Analyses of the 2-km resolution model simulation of the Eastern Bering Sea reveals details of the subsurface horizontal heat exchange between the continental slope and deep basin. The model is developed by Dr. S. Durski and analyses are made by the MSc student Matthew Mauch.(Click here)

  • 05/01/2015: The high-resolution Eastern Bering Sea circulation model has been coupled with an ice model, to enable winter simulations (S. Durski) (Click here).