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Stephen Okkonen

Research Associate Professor

Physical Oceanography
(907) 283-3234
University of Alaska Fairbanks (Oceanography)
Citta, J.J, S.R. Okkonen, L.T. Quakenbush, W. Maslowski, R. Osinski, J.C. George, R.J. Small, H. Brower Jr., M.P. Heide-Jørgenseng, and L.A. Harwood.. 2018. Oceanographic characteristics associated with autumn movements of bowhead whales in the Chukchi Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II. 152:121–131. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.03.009

Moore, S.E., P.J. Stabeno, J.M. Grebmeier, and S.R. Okkonen. 2018. The Arctic Marine Pulses Model: linking annual oceanographic processes to contiguous ecological domains in the Pacific Arctic. Deep-Sea Research Part II. 152:8–21. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.10.011

Okkonen, S.R., C.A. Ashjian, R.G. Campbell, and P. Alatalo. 2018. The encoding of wind forcing into the Pacific-Arctic pressure head, Chukchi Sea ice retreat and late-summer Barrow Canyon water masses. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (in press). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.05.009

Okkonen, S.R., J.T. Clarke, and R.A. Potter. 2018. Relationships among high river discharges, upwelling events, and bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) occurrence in the central Alaskan Beaufort Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II. 152:195–202. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.11.015

Stafford, K.M., M.C. Ferguson, D.D.W. Hauser, S.R. Okkonen, C.L. Berchok, J.J.Citta, J.T. Clarke, E.C. Garland, J. Jones, and R.S. Suydam. 2018. Beluga whales in the western Beaufort Sea: Current state of knowledge on timing, distribution, habitat use and environmental drivers. Deep-Sea Research Part II. 152:182–194. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.11.017

Stafford, K.M, J.J. Citta, S.R. Okkonen, R.S. Suydam.. 2016. Wind-dependent Beluga Whale Dive Behavior in Barrow Canyon, Alaska. Deep–Sea Res. I. 118:57-65. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2016.10.006

Grebmeier JM, BA Bluhm, LW Cooper, SL Danielson, KR Arrigo, AL Blanchard, JT Clarke, RH Days, KE Frey, RR Gradinger, M Kedra, B Konar, KJ Kuletz, SH Lee, JR Lavvorn, BL Norcross, SR Okkonen. 2015. Ecosystem characteristics and processes facilitating persistent macrobenthic biomass hotspots and associated benthivory in the Pacific Arctic. Progress in Oceanography. 136:92-114.

K. M. Stafford, S. R. Okkonen and J. T. Clarke. 2013. Correlation of a strong Alaska Coastal Current with the presence of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) near Barrow, Alaska Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.. 474:287Ð297. doi: 10.3354/meps10076

S. R. Okkonen, C. Ashjian, R. G. Campbell, J. T. Clarke, S. E. Moore and K. D. Taylor. 2011. Satellite observations of circulation features associated with a bowhead whale feeding 'hotspot' near Barrow, Alaska Remote Sensing of Environment. 115:2168-2174.

Ashjian, C.J., S.R. Braund, R.G. Campbell, J.C. George, J. Kruse, W. Maslowski, S.E. Moore, C.R. Nicolson, S.R. Okkonen, B.F. Sherr, E.B. Sherr, and Y. H. Spitz. 2010. Climate variability, oceanography, bowhead whale distribution, and Inupiat subsistence whaling near Barrow, Alaska. Arctic. 63(2):179–194.

K. J. Clement, W. Maslowski and S. Okkonen. 2009. On the processes controlling shelf-basin exchange and outer shelf dynamics in the Bering Sea Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 56(17):1351-1362. doi: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VGC-4TWTT2V-8/2/3cda61610103c0e3ee670dc2688ef3f4

M. A. Janout, T. J. Weingartner, S. R. Okkonen, T. E. Whitledge and D. L. Musgrave. 2009. Some characteristics of Yakutat Eddies propagating along the continental slope of the northern Gulf of Alaska Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 56:2444-2459. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.02.006 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VGC-4VW551W-4/2/57b9e0cdec

S. R. Okkonen, C. Ashjian, R.G. Campbell, W. Maslowski, J.L. Clement-Kinney and R. Potter. 2009. Intrusion of warm Bering/Chukchi waters onto the western Beaufort Shelf J. Geophys. Res. 114(C00A11) doi: 10.1029/2008JC004870

Weingartner, T. J., S. L. Danielson, J. L. Kasper and S. R. Okkonen . 2009. Circulation and Water Property Variations in the Nearshore Alaska Beaufort Sea. MMS. Contract M03PC00015:155.

S. R. Okkonen and C. Belanger. 2008. Annual period temperature and salinity signals of surface waters in Prince William Sound, Alaska Geophysical Research Letters. 35(14):-. doi: Artn L14604; Doi 10.1029/2008gl034456 <Go to ISI>://000257995500007

S. R. Okkonen and C. Belanger. 2008. A child's view of circulation in Prince William Sound, Alaska Oceanography. 21(2):54-57.

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