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  • Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Work Begins in Prudhoe Bay for a Beaufort Sea Study

ACEP Research Engineer, Nick Konefal, is traveling to Prudhoe Bay this week to take measurements of the R/V Ukpik in order to fabricate a mount for ACEP's multibeam sonar. The AHERC research team will be deploying oceanographic moorings and carrying out a hydrographic survey, including multibeam sonar measurements of bathymetry, in Foggy Island Bay next summer as part of the BOEM funded "Wave and Hydrodynamic Modeling with the Nearshore Beaufort Sea" study.

A research team deploys a mooring float equipped with a wave-measuring instrument in the Beaufort Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska). Photo by AGU Blogosphere - American Geophysical Union