Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference 2002

Program

EPOC traditionally meets in the morning and late afternoon/evening to allow an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings during an extended lunch break.

See session descriptions for a summary of the scope of each session. Abstracts are available as a word document.

Wednesday 25 September
16:00-19:00Main LobbyRegistration table open
19:00-21:00Ram's Head BarInformal social gathering
Thursday 26 September
7:15-8:15Mt Jefferson RoomBreakfast
8:20-8:30Mt Hood RoomIntroductory remarks
8:30-12:00Mt Hood RoomTrials and Tribulations of Operational Real-Time Observing and Forecasting Systems
8:30
Yi Chao. Real-Time Surface Vector Winds merging QuikSCAT and COAMPS over the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
8:50
Natalie Perlin, Dudley B. Chelton, Roger M. Samelson, Philip L. Barbour. Wind stress in the Oregon and California coastal zone from the QuikSCAT scatterometer and models.
9:10
P. Michael Kosro, John S. Allen, Gary Egbert, Svetlana Erofeeva, Alexandre Kurapov, Walt Waldorf, Jeff Paduan. Mapping Oregon's coastal circulation: HF radio and data assimilating models.
9:30
John C. Kindle, Peter Rochford, Patrick Gallacher, Sergio deRada. On the Sensitivity of Real-time Operational Coastal Models to Choices of Boundary and Surface Forcing.
9:50
Christopher A. Edwards, Todd Fake, Daniel L. Codiga, David S. Ullman, James O'Donnell, Philip S. Bogden. Results from the Front Resolving Observation Network with Telemetry (FRONT) applied at the mouth of Block Island Sound.
10:10-10:30Coffee break
10:30
Eric J. Terrill, John Largier. Developing Coastal Observation Systems to Address Water Quality Needs: The South Bay Coastal Ocean Observing System.
10:50
Steven R. Ramp, Jeffrey D. Paduan, Robert T. Bluth. The Utility of Aircraft Observations in Coastal Ocean Observing Systems.
11:10
Eufemia Palomino, Margaret Dekshenieks, John Largier, Libe Washburn, Keith Stolzenbach, Brett Sanders, Steven Morgan, Mark Stacey. Data Management Techniques for NEOCO, the Network for Environmental Observations of the Coastal Ocean.
11:30
Douglas Bancroft. Operational Oceanography - the Canadian Perspective and Way Ahead.
11:50-12:00Discussion
12:00-15:00Lunch and free time
15:00-18:00Mt Hood RoomCross-Shelf Transport and Ecosystem Response in Coastal Upwelling Systems (part 1)
15:00
Patrick Marchesiello, Nicolas gruber, Hartmut Frenzel, James McWilliams. On the Role of Physical Transports in Equilibrating Upwelling Ecosystem Dynamics in the California Current System
15:20
Xavier Capet, James McWilliams. Along-shore Upwelling Structure around the Monterey Bay region in a high-resolution Numerical Model.
15:40
Jianping Gan, J. S. Allen. Modeling study of upwelling processes over the Oregon shelf.
16:00
Alexander L. Kurapov, J. S. Allen, G. D. Egbert, P. M. Kosro, M. Levine, T. Boyd. Data Assimilative Studies of Coastal Circulation off Oregon.
16:20-16:40Coffee break
16:40
Andy Dale, Jack Barth, Murray Levine, Jay Austin. Dye tracer investigations of Lagrangian pathways in the Oregon upwelling system.
17:00
Murray D. Levine, Timothy Boyd, P. Michael Kosro. Coastal Ocean Circulation as Viewed by Moored Observations: Response to Wind Forcing off Oregon.
17:20
Marlene Noble, Jinging Xu, Peter Hamilton, Leslie Rosenfeld, John Largier, Burton Jones, George Robertson. Cross-shelf transport by internal tides, Huntington Beach CA.
17:40
Erika McPhee-Shaw, Libe Washburn, Dave Siegel, Mark Brzezinski. The Santa Barbara Channel LTER (Long-term ecological research) study. Oceanographic time-series data from nearshore stations, 2001, with implications for nutrient delivery to kelp reefs.
19:00-22:00Raven's nestDinner (hors d'oeuvres) and poster session
Poster session - The Eastern Pacific Ocean: Ecosystems and Dynamics
Peter Brickley, A.C. Thomas. Satellite-measured Seasonal and Inter-annual Chlorophyll Variability in the Northeast Pacific and Coastal Gulf of Alaska.
Sonia Batten, William Crawford. The influence of coastal origin eddies on oceanic plankton distributions in the eastern Gulf of Alaska.
Cynthia Cudaback, Libe Washburn, Jennifer Caselle, Carol Blanchett, Brian Gaylord. High frequency sampling of invertebrate settlement and nearshore coastal circulation near Santa Barbara, California.
Elizabeth L Dobbins, Craig V. W. Lewis, Sarah Hinckley, Albert J. Hermann. Comparison of physical-biological models of the California Current System and the Coastal Gulf of Alaska.
Richard C.Dugdale, Frances Wilkerson, Victoria Hogue, Al Marchi and Adria Lassiter. Productivity performance of the west upwelling region off Bodega Bay, CA:comparison with other well-studied coastal upwelling systems.
Chad English, Clinton Winant. Pressure and its role in the circulation of the Santa Barbara Channel and Santa Maria Basin.
Toby Garfield, Regan Long, Dwight Peterson, and John Largier. Shelf Penetration of California Undercurrent Waters in the CoOP-WEST Study Region at Bodega, CA.
Jesse Lamb, Bill Peterson. Ecological zonation of zooplankton in the COAST study region off central Oregon in June and August 2001.
Orton, P.M., Jay, D.A., Wilson, D.J. A multi-sensor approach to measuring size-specific sediment transport in bottom boundary layers.
Michael W. Ott, Anatoli Y. Erofeev, Jack A. Barth. Microstructure Measurements from a Towed Undulating Platform and Their Relationship to Mesoscale Circulation.
Daniel M. Palacios. Factors contributing to the island mass effect of the Galápagos Archipelago.
R. Pawlowicz, S. Allen, J. Dower, R. Lee. STRATOGEM - the Strait of Georgia Ecosystem Project.
Bill Peterson. Retention of copepods in upwelling zones -- revisited.
Mark H. Pickett, Wenqing Tang, Leslie K. Rosenfeld, Carlyle H. Wash. QuikSCAT Satellite Comparisons with Near-Shore Buoy Wind Data off the US West Coast.
Emily Pidgeon, Clint Winant. Vertical structure in the central California diurnal-band internal wave field.
S. D. Pierce, J. A. Barth, W. T. Peterson, T. J. Cowles, M. Zhou. Mesoscale Bio-acoustic Surveys in the Northern California Current System.
Leslie Rosenfeld, Arlene Guest. An Overview of the U.S. Navy's Operational Ocean Circulation and Tide Models.
Y. H. Spitz, J. Gan, J. S. Allen. Three-dimensional response of the ecosystem to upwelling off the Oregon Coast.
Ted Strub, Corinne James, Andrew Thomas, Roberto Vanegas. Seasonal Development of Mesoscale Circulation Fields Along the Pacific Northwest during 1999-2002.
Friday 27 September
7:15-8:15Mt Jefferson RoomBreakfast
8:30-12:00Mt Hood RoomCross-Shelf Transport and Ecosystem Response in Coastal Upwelling Systems (part 2)
8:30
Mark H. Pickett, Jeffrey D. Paduan, John C. Kindle, Michael S. Cook. Near-shore Wind-Stress Curl off the US West Coast derived from the COAMPS Model.
8:50
Clive Dorman, Darko Koracin, Ragothaman Sundararajan. A New Look at Wind Stress and Wind Stress Curl along California and N. Baja California.
9:10
Craig V. W. Lewis, Thomas M. Powell, Dale B. Haidvogel. Development of simple ecosystem models suitable for coastal upwelling systems.
9:30
Frances P Wilkerson, Richard C Dugdale, Al Marchi, Victoria Hogue, Adria Lassiter, Kevin Lew and Allison Lorenzi. Is the chlorophyll produced at the WEST upwelling site transported off shore or held close to the coast and propagated southward along the shelf?
9:50
Patricia A. Wheeler. Cold Halocline, Increased Nutrients and Higher Productivity off Oregon in 2002.
10:10-10:30Coffee break
10:30
David A. Jay, Philip M. Orton, Anna Farrenkopf, Thomas Chisholm. Speculations Regarding Historical Changes in Columbia River Nutrient Export and Impacts on the California Current Ecosystem.
10:50
Louis W. Botsford, Cathy Lawrence. Effects of interannual variability in upwelling winds on annual production of meroplanktonic larvae.
11:10
Jessica A. Miller, A. L. Shanks. Cross-shelf transport and estuarine ingress of juvenile fish and crab megalopae in the Oregon upwelling region.
11:30
H. Rodger Harvey, Se-Jong Ju. The Use of Multiple Organic Markers to Track the Diet History and Nutritional Status of Euphausiids: Advection or Selection?
11:50-12:00Discussion
12:00-15:00Lunch and free time
15:00-18:00Mt Hood RoomCoastal Circulation and Larval Transport
15:00
Carol Blanchette, Steve Gaines. Contrasting contributors to nearshore marine community structure around Pt. Conception, California.
15:20
Bernardo O. Broitman, Carol A. Blanchette, Sergio A. Navarrete, Steven D. Gaines. Recruitment dynamics of intertidal invertebrates in the temperate East Pacific.
15:40
Alan Shanks, Anita McCulluch. Topographically Generated Fronts, Very Nearshore Oceanography and The Settlement of Larval Invertebrates.
16:00
Sheila O'Keefe, P. Michael Kosro, Jack Barth. An Upwelling Reversal Event off Cape Blanco Oregon.
16:20-16:40Coffee break
16:40
Jessica Miller. Otolith microchemistry of black rockfish (Sebastes melanops): Implications for larval dispersal and population structure.
17:00
Jamie Pringle. Turbulence avoidance retains Zooplankton over wind-driven shelves.
17:20
Jeffrey D. Paduan, Michael S. Cook, Daniel Atwater. Lagrangian Beaching and Exiting Statistics from Monterey Bay HF Radar-Derived Surface Velocities.
17:40-18:00Discussion
19:00-21:00Mt Jefferson RoomEPOC banquet
21:15-Location TBAFireside Chat - Dan Costa, UCSC
The Secret Life of Marine Mammals: Electronic Tags Meet Satellite Remote Sensing.
Saturday 28 September
9:00-Mt Hood RoomEPOC business meeting