Kate Hedstrom

Kate Hedstrom

Research Staff

Physical Oceanography

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
122 O'Neill - 905 Koyukuk Dr.
P.O. Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220


Research Overview : Sea-ice and ocean models, grid generation, model test problems, parallel programming, and code portability.



Petrik, C.M., Duffy-Anderson, J.T., Mueter, F., Hedstrom, K., and Curchitser, E.N. P. "Biophysical transport model suggests climate variability determines distribution of walleye pollock early life stages in the Eastern Bering Sea through effects on spawning". Ed. (In Press). Progress in Oceanography.

Fiechter, J., D. D. Huff, B. T. Martin, D. W. Jackson, C. A. Edwards, K. A. Rose, E. N. Curchitser, K. S. Hedstrom, S. T. Lindley, and B. K. Wells. (2015). "Environmental conditions impacting juvenile Chinook salmon growth off central California: An ecosystem model analysis". Geophys. Res. Lett.. 42
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063046

Justin Small, Enrique Curchitser, Katherine Hedstrom, Brian Kauffman, William Large. (2015). "The Benguela upwelling system: quantifying the sensitivity to resolution and coastal wind representation in a global climate model". Journal of Climate. Submitted

Rose, K.A., Fiechter, J., Curchitser, E.N., Hedstrom, K., Bernal, M., Creekmore, S., Haynie, A., Ito, S., Lluch-Cota, S., Megrey, B.A., Edwards, C.A., Checkley, D., Koslow, T., McClatchie, S., Werner, F., MacCall, A. and Agostini, V.. (2015). "Demonstration of a fully-coupled end-to-end model for small pelagic fish using sardine and anchovy California Current". Progress in Oceanography.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.012

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

Danielson, S., E. Curchitser, K. Hedstrom, T. Weingartner, and P. Stabeno. (2011). "On ocean and sea ice modes of variability in the Bering Sea". J. Geophys. Res.. 116(C12034)
doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JC007389

Curchitser, E.N, K. Hedstrom, S. Danielson and T. J. Weingartner. (2010). OCS Study BOEMRE. "Modeling of Circulation in the North Aleutian Basin". Department of Interior. :2010-028.


  • Oceanographic Specialist