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Notes from the GLOBEC Northeast Pacific Executive Committee Meeting Seattle, WA, 24 August 1999

                                              by J. A. Barth

Regarding interaction between OSU CoOP (COAST) and proposed GLOBEC Mesoscale 
  and Process Studies:
  COAST has major upwelling field work in 2001.  The GLOBEC meso/process RFP
  requested work in 2000 and 2002.  There was some concern prior to the meeting
  about coordination between these two field programs, either in space and/or
  time.  I asked Tom Powell about GLOBEC going to sea in 2000 and he said that
  "the money was burning a hole in the agencies' pockets and we (NEP GLOBEC)
  know what to do with it."  So, yes, he believes that GLOBEC meso/process will
  be in 2000 and 2002.  I pointed out that since GLOBEC is interested in
  interannual variability, that having field efforts in three consecutive years
  would be advantageous.  There were some suggestions from other members of
  the GLOBEC NEP EXCO about slight changes to the proposed GLOBEC meso/process
  work to improve interannual comparisons.  All this, of course, is pending
  decisions for GLOBEC NEP meso/process projects.  Beth Turner (NOAA COP)
  says they will start calling people "in two weeks" and hopefully finish "by
  the end of September."

The Pt Reyes CoOP Project:
  Steve Bollens (SFSU, zooplankton researcher) represented the group.

  Scientific questions involve sensitivity of NPZ system to intensity and
  time scale of wind forcing.  They are interested in retention versus 
  offshelf transport in an upwelling plume (the one coming off Pt Reyes).
  They plan single-ship operations (R/V Point Sur) on fixed grid and Lagrangian
  sampling strategies.  Heavy emphasis on a moored array off Bodega Marine Lab
  with 4 moorings in a box around a heavily instrumented central mooring 
  (75m isobath).  Between mooring spacing of 10km, spanning 50-175m isobaths.
  Moorings instrumented with met sensors, ADCPs, other physical, fluorescence,
  nitrate sensors and an in situ flow cytometer (on central mooring only).
  They plan a pilot experiment in 2000 (Apr-July moorings, 30-d cruise in May).
  Main field program in 2001: Apr-Oct mooring deployment, turnaround in
  October, then Oct-Apr deployment; 30-d "upwelling" cruise in May; 20-d
  "downwelling" cruise in November.  Then they will repeat this field year
  in 2002.  So moored array will be in place for 2 years continuously.
  Total ship time (pilot + field years = 130 d) is close to our two-ship
  request of 126 d for three 3-week cruises.

  They asked for 50% of the available funds.  They have a "strong verbal
  committment" from Larry Clark but have not negotiated beyond that.  Bollens
  confirmed that they were advised to add an atmospheric modeling component.

  List of participants:
    Largier (SIO, lead PI) and Dever (SIO):  moorings, drifters, CODAR
      CODAR stations planned for BML and Pt Reyes  (I asked Bollens if this
      was a new purchase or lease or what.  He said a "new purchase" but
      then said later that he wasn't sure.)

    Dorman (SDSU/SIO ?): surface met obs from buoys and land stations

    Garfield (SFSU) and Largier: shipboard hydrography and ADCP.  Will use
      a towed v-fin with CTD etc.  They "recognize the need for and would
      like a SeaSoar or BATfish and have asked UNOLS to help them out."
      They will make measurements along the CODE central line which will be
      useful for GLOBEC LTOP studies.

    Dugdale and Wilkerson (SFSU):  nutrients, CO2, phytoplankton productivity,
      moored fluorometers and nitrate sensors and flow cytometer

    Bollens (SFSU): zooplankton, tow yo'd OPC, MOCNESS, bongo

    Kuedela and Garfield (SFSU): remote sensing (AVHRR, SeaWiFS, GOES);
      in situ PAR, spectroradiometers, backscatter at 6 wavelengths on moorings

    Botsford and Hastings (UC Davis):  modeling (POM + NPZ + zooplanton model);
      in collaboration with J. Allen et al. (OSU)

Coordination between CoOP and GLOBEC west coast project:
  GLOBEC NEP west coast coordination meetings planned for 11-12 December
    in San Francisco before the Fall AGU and 29-30 January after the 2000
    Ocean Sciences meeting in San Antonio.  There was interest in coordinating
    with the two CoOP projects, especially during the January meeting.