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The nature of wind-forced upwelling and downwelling in Mackenzie Canyon, Beaufort Sea

October 15, 2021

Francis Wiese contributes to Progress in Oceanography article about the impacts of wind-driven upwelling and downwelling on water masses transport

As part of Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES), a multi-sensor mooring array was deployed across the Beaufort Sea shelf and slope in the vicinity of Mackenzie Canyon from October 2016 to October 2018. Using data from that four-mooring array, this new article led by Peigen Lin from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, characterizes the wind-driven upwelling and downwelling events  and investigates their impact on the transport of water masses in the region.

Francis Wiese was the chief scientist for MARES, which concluded in 2020, a study that helped the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) better understand how the eastern Beaufort Sea is responding to climate change and how in turn these impacts human activities in the area.

Read the full article in Progress in Oceanography, published by Elsevier.

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