Fourth Southern Ocean GLOBEC Science Investigator Meeting

Arlington, VA

9-11 December 2002



Monday, 9 December

0900    Welcome, Introduction and Logistics (Hofmann)


0910    Update of program activities (Hofmann)


0920    Overview of 2002 Mooring Cruise (Beardsley)


0940    Overview of 2002 Survey Cruises (Wiebe)


1010    Overview of April-May 2002 Process Cruise (Torres)


1030    Break 


1050    Overview of August-September 2002 Process Cruise (Costa)


1110    Update on SO GLOBEC bathymetry data set (Beardsley) 


1120    Data Management (Wiebe)


1200    Lunch


1300    Antarctic sea ice cover and its variability during the SO GLOBEC (2001-2002) period (Comiso, NASA)


1320    Beardsley et al., Drifter measurements of surface currents near Marguerite Bay on the west Antarctic Peninsula shelf


1350    Padman et al., ADCP and CMiPS data collection during 2002


1410    Hofmann et al., Seasonal and interannual variations in hydrographic distributions in Marguerite Bay and environs


1430    Break


1450    Martinson, 9 years of WAP (1993-2001) LTER physical oceanography: water mass distributions


1510        Hyatt et al., Estimates of vertical mixing rates in the pycnocline


1520    Fanning et al., Spatial, seasonal, and interannual variations in nutrients in the Southern Ocean GLOBEC region: water circulation and nutrient cycling


1540    Howard and Padman, Tidal modeling


1600    Klinck et al., Circulation and biogeochemical processes in a numerical model of the west Antarctic Peninsula


1620    Discussion (continue data management if needed)


1700    Adjourn




Tuesday, 10 December

0850    Introduction (Hofmann)


0900    Comments from NSF on SO GLOBEC synthesis and modeling activities (Lettau)


0920    Perovich, Southern Ocean GLOBEC: Snow and ice studies


0940    Gallager et al., Operation and use of the Simrad Ek500 on NBP02-04


1000    Ashjian et al., Distribution of larval krill, zooplankton, and particulates in association with hydrography in the water column of the continental shelf near Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, described using the Video Plankton Recorder


1020    Wiebe et al., Acoustic evidence for an intense plankton bloom primarily in the northern sector of the Southern Ocean GLOBEC broad-scale survey grid in the austral fall of 2002


1040    Break


1100    Lawson et al., Acoustically-inferred zooplankton distribution in relation to hydrography


1120    Quetin et al., Observations of krill from ice camps during two winter cruises, August 2001 and August/September 2002, west of the Antarctic Peninsula


1140    Gallager et al., Abundance, distribution, and swimming behavior of under ice larval krill on NBP02-02 and NBP02-04


1200        Lunch



1300    Ashjian et al., Distribution of water column zooplankton on the continental shelf near Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula during austral fall and winter 2001


1320    Harvey and Ju, Nutritional condition and diet history of the Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba and Euphausia crystallorophias, during austral winter


1340    Gallager et al., Ingestion and clearance of microzooplankton and particulates by krill furcilia on NBP02-04


1400    Daly, Overwintering strategies and predation on Antarctic krill


1420    Torres et al., Metabolic rate lowering as an overwintering strategy: just krill or others too?


1500    Break


1520    Zhou et al., Migration and aggregation behavior of Euphausia superba


1540    Flierl, Evolution of aggregation behavior


1600    Begin discussion groups


1700    Adjourn



Wednesday, 11 December

0850    Introduction (Hofmann)


0900    Fraser, Western Antarctic Peninsula biological hot spots and the foraging patterns of Adélie penguins 


0920    Chapman et al., The distribution of seabirds and pinnipeds in Marguerite Bay and their relationship to physical features during austral winter 2001


0940    Costa et al., Crabeater seals as APBTS Autonomous Pinniped Bathythermo-graphs in the western Antarctic Peninsula


1000    Burns et al., Winter habitat use and foraging behavior of crabeater seals along the western Antarctic Peninsula


1020        Break


1040    Hildebrand et al., Seasonality of Blue (Balaenoptera musculus) and fin whales (B. physalus) in the SO GLOBEC west Antarctic Peninsula area


1100    Thiele et al., Exploring the impacts of physical variability in the Antarctic marine environment on baleen whale distribution IWC-SO GLOBEC collaboration 2001-2002


1120    Friedlaender et al., Multi-scale and multidisciplinary analysis of baleen whale distribution in the western Antarctic Peninsula


1140    General discussion


1200    Lunch


1300    Reconvene discussion groups


1500    Adjourn