Thomas Weingartner

Thomas Weingartner

Professor Emeritus

Physical Oceanography


College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Institute of Marine Science
115 O'Neill
Fairbanks, AK 99775
907-474-7993
tjweingartner@alaska.edu

 

Education

North Carolina State University (Oceanography)
Ph.D.
1990

University of Alaska Fairbanks (Oceanography)
M.S.
1980

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Publications

Danielson, S.L., L. Eisner, C. Ladd, C. Mordy, L. Sousa and T.J. Weingartner. (2017). "A comparison between late summer 2012 and 2013 water masses, macronutrients, and phytoplankton standing crops in the northern Bering and Chukchi Seas". Deep Sea Research II. 135:7-26.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.024

Weingartner, T. J., R. A. Potter, C. A. Stoudt, E. L. Dobbins, H. Statscewich, P. R. Winsor, T. D. Mudge, and K. Borg. (2017). "Transport and thermohaline variability in Barrow Canyon on the Northeastern Chukchi Sea Shelf". J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. 122
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JC012636

Ying-Chih Fang, T. J. Weingartner, R. A. Potter, P. R. Winsor, and H. Statscewich. (2015). "Quality Assessment of HF Radar Derived Surface Currents Using Optimal Interpolation". J. Atmos. Ocean Technol.. 32:282-296.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00109.1

Danielson, S.L., T. W. Weingartner, K. Hedstrom, K. Aagaard, R. Woodgate, E. Curchitser, and P. Stabeno. (2014). "Coupled wind-forced controls of the Bering–Chukchi shelf circulation and the Bering Strait through- flow: Ekman transport, continental shelf waves, and variations of the Pacific–Arctic sea surface height gradient". Prog. Oceanogr..
doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.006

T. Weingartner, E. Dobbins, S. Danielson, P. Winsor, R. Potter and H. Statscewich. (2013). "Hydrographic variability over the northeastern Chukchi Sea shelf in summer-fall 2008-2010". Continental Shelf Research.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.012

Thomas Weingartner, E. Dobbins, S Danielson, P. Winsor, R. Potter, and H. Statscewich. (2013). "Hydrographic variability over the northeastern Chukchi Sea shelf in summer-fall 2008 – 2010". Continental Shelf Research. 62:5-22.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.012

A. E. Gall, R. H. Day and T. J. Weingartner. (2012). "Structure and variability of the marine-bird community in the northeastern Chukchi Sea". Continental Shelf Research.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2012.11.004

J. L. Kasper and T. J. Weingartner. (2012). "Modeling winter circulation under landfast ice: The interaction of winds with landfast ice". Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 117
doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JC007649

S. Danielson, K. Hedstrom, K. Aagaard, T. Weingartner and E. Curchitser. (2012). "Wind-induced reorganization of the Bering shelf circulation". Geophys. Res. Lett.. 39
doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2012GL051231

S. Danielson, T. Weingartner, K. Aagaard, J. Zhang and R. Woodgate. (2012)." Circulation on the central Bering Sea shelf, July 2008 to July 2010". Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. 117
doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2012JC008303

Niebauer, H.J., T.C. Royer and T.J. Weingartner. (1994). "Circulation of Prince William Sound, Alaska". Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans. 99(C7):14113–14126.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/94JC00712

Specialties

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Physical oceanography of Alaskan continental shelves and slopes.
  • Interdisciplinary marine research
  • Wind- and buoyancy-forced shelf circulation systems

 

 

Current Research Projects

  • Chukchi Beaufort Circulation Study
  • GAK1
  • Satellite tracked drifters
  • Surface Currents
  • Continuing a 28-year time series of temperature and salinity variability on the Gulf of Alaska. The goal is to quantify this variability and determine its causes.
  • Understanding the seasonal variations in the physical environment of the Gulf of Alaska shelf as part of the US GLOBEC (Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics) Program The basis of many of the more productive shelves in the global ocean is upwelling of nutrient rich sub-surface water into the surface layers of the ocean. In contrast, the Gulf of Alaska is biologically productive but is a downwelling shelf that receives an enormous, nutrient-poor coastal freshwater discharge. Hence, the basis for this productivity is not understood. This research is a multi-year and multi-investigator effort to examine the physical basis for this production in terms of nutrient availability, primary and secondary production and distribution, and the success of young-of-the year salmon. The study involves bi-monthly cruises across this shelf to sample temperature, salinity, nutrients, phyoplankton, zooplankton, and juvenile salmon.