Bathymetry of the eastern Bering Sea, with the location of the four biophysical moorings M2, M4, M5 and M8 indicated. (click for larger image)
This project continues the long-term partnership between NOAA and NPRB. Four moorings, which have been maintained on the 70-m isobath of the southeastern Bering Sea shelf at four sites, together with observations along the 70-m isobath, are core to the long-term observations on the Bering Sea shelf.
This project will continue time-series measurements of temperature, salinity, fluorescence, currents, zooplankton abundance, nitrate, and oxygen at four mooring sites on the Bering Sea shelf.
In addition, during the late spring and summer a surface mooring will be deployed to measure meteorological variables (air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind velocity, and solar radiation) and report data in real time.