To meet these goals, we are investigating the water and ice dynamics in Cook Inlet using satellite tracked drifting buoys, winter time satellite imagery, and a high resolution numerical model. Model results will be compared with data from buoys, ice motion, and hydrographic measurements. Our focus is to identify the temporal and spatial variability of the tide rips and validate the numerical model.
We wish to thank Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, Inc.,and the Cook Inlet Region Citizens Advisory Council for their ongoing support of this project. We also thank the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation for financial support. We also wish to thank Dr. Carl Schoch and Dr. Scott Pegau, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, for their ongoing help. Special thanks for helping recover and redeploy the buoys goes to to David Coray, Silver Salmon Creek Lodge, Bob Collins, Ninilchik, Gary Jackinsky, Ninilchik, Ben O'Neal, Homer, Jim Williamson, Kenai, and Erik Lindow, Kenai. Such help is essential to the success of this project. We are interested in hearing from others in the Cook Inlet region who may wish to help with this project.
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