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Chukchi Sea Surface Currents

uaf_logo Tom Weingartner, Rachel Potter, and Hank Statscewich
University of Alaska Fairbanks
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

7/28/15 - This site will have limited data returns until next week. We are moving the Point Lay system northward to Icy Cape to improve overall coverage and data quality.

2015 field operations have begun. Check back to keep up-to-date on real-time surface currents and watch the coverage area grow as we install more field sites and the ice recedes!

Please contact us with questions or comments on any of the information contained in this web site.
Your observations and questions about what we are seeing are greatly appreciated!!
Special thanks to Point Lay, Wainwright, Barrow, Cully, Olgoonik, and UIC.


This project is funded by Shell Oil Company,the North Slope Borough/Shell Baseline Studies Program, and the Alaska Ocean Observing System/U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.

Past funders include the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), ConocoPhillips Alaska, the Alaska Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), and the National Center for Island, Maritime, and Extreme Environment Security (CIMES).