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SOAR Phase II

SOAR Phase II

The second phase of SOAR is developing a series of new synthesis papers to be published in a special issue of Deep-Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography. This issue is being framed by the same three broad themes as for the first phase:

Theme 1 The 'New State' of the Pacific Arctic sector: Observations and models of sea ice loss, effects on primary production and acoustic ecology
Theme 2 Responses of mid-level trophic species to the ‘New State’ of the Pacific Arctic: Benthic and pelagic invertebrates and forage fishes
Theme 3 Responses of upper-trophic species to the ‘New State’ of the Pacific Arctic: Marine mammal and seabird distribution, relative abundance, phenology, diet, and habitat use.
M. Wang et al., in revision. Sea ice evolution in the Pacific Arctic by selected CMIP5 models: the present and the future.
N. Bond et al., in revision. Flow patterns in the Chukchi Sea based on an ocean reanalysis, June through October 1979-2014.
J. Cross et al., in revision. Formation and transport of corrosive water in the Pacific Arctic Region.
L. Cooper & J. Grebmeier, in revision. Deposition patterns on the Chukchi shelf Using radionuclide inventories in relation to surface sediment characteristics.
K. Stafford, M. Ferguson, D. Hauser, S. Okkonen, C. Berchok, J. Citta, J. Clarke, E. Garland, J. Jones, R. Suydam. In press. Beluga whales in the western Beaufort Sea: current state of knowledge on timing, distribution, habitat use and environmental drivers.
J. Citta, S. Okkonen, L. Quakenbush, W. Maslowski, R. Osinski, J. George, R. Small, H. Brower, Jr., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, L. Harwood, in press. Oceanographic characteristics associated with autumn movements of bowhead whales in the Chukchi Sea.
M. Druckenmiller et al., in revision. Trends in sea ice cover and upwelling potential within bowhead whale use areas in the Western Arctic.
K. Stafford et al., in revision. Seasonal acoustic environments in beluga and bowhead whale core-use regions in the Pacific Arctic.
M. Robards et al., in revision. Understanding and adapting to observed changes in the Alaska Arctic: Fostering knowledge co-production capacity with Alaska Native communities.
J. Citta et al., in review. A multi-species synthesis of satellite telemetry data in the Pacific Arctic (1987-2015): overlap of marine mammal distributions and core use areas.