The SALMON Project is involved in a variety of research projects that aim to learn more about the oceanography of Alaskan waters.
HF Radar: Backscattering off of surface waves allows HF Radars to map surface currents over a wide stretch of ocean. The SALMON Project operates 4 HF Radars across the state and collects surface current data in real- or near realtime.
Satellite: Satellites are the best way to receive a synoptic view of ocean conditions. In real-time the SALMON Project displays statewide AVHRR sea surface temperature data and has an archive of SeaWiFS chlorophyll-a data for perusal.
Moorings: Moorings monitor oceanographic properties throughout the water column through long periods of time. This data can then be utilized to look at temporal changes in an area. The SALMON Project currently has a mooring in the Chiswell Island and in the past, has maintained one in the Northern Gulf of Alaska.
Mesoscale Survey: In summer 2003, the SALMON Project conducted a comprehensive survey of the physical and biological oceanographic characteristics associated with the Alaska Coastal Current. By using a towed, undulated instrument platform researchers were able to collect data along a wide swatch of ocean stretching from Kodiak Island to Prince William Sound.
Past Projects: The Salmon Project has been conducting research since 2001. Here you'll find information and data from our past projects.
You can also explore our research pages by location. Click on the map below for information about the projects in each region of Alaska.