Ikaaġvik Sikukun

Native Village of Kotzebue, Arctic Alaska.

The Ikaaġvik Sikukun (Inupiaq for “Ice Bridges”) project employs the principles of knowledge co-production, bridging the scientific and Indigenous communities to study the changing sea ice environment of Kotzebue Sound, guided by the Traditional Ecological Knowledge of an Indigenous Elder Advisory Council. Learn more about our work by watching a series of short documentary videos or reading our community newsletters (Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020). And check out my poster at AGU Fall Meeting 2020!

The Sea Surface Microlayer

Research Vessel Falkor, Equatorial Pacific

Using a suite of autonomous aircraft, drifting buoys, and shipboard sampling equipment, the Sea Surface Microlayer team undertook a multi-disciplinary study of upper ocean processes and air-sea heat exchange in the presence of surfactants, such as enormous blooms of cyanobacteria and floating rafts of volcanic pumice. Learn more about the project by watching our weekly cruise videos (Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4) or reading some entries in our cruise log.

Deep Water formation in Terra Nova Bay polynya

Ice-Breaking Research Vessel Araon, West Antarctica

In collaboration with the Korea Polar Research Institute’s LIONESS project, we installed a heavily instrumented oceanographic mooring in the Terra Nova Bay polynya, a ‘sea ice factory’ where some of the world’s densest water forms before flowing off the Antarctic continental shelf into the abyssal Southern Ocean. Check out some preliminary results from this work on Una Miller’s poster at AGU Fall Meeting 2020!

The TKE budget across the air-sea interface

Air-Sea Interaction Tower, Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory

We have succesfully completed a winter of measurements on the ASIT tower, and data analysis is underway.