Any student of oceanography can tell you that the ocean is a complicated place. A model of the marine ecosystem can help us think about it, ask questions about it, and learn about it. …


Those who navigate any kind of vessel through the waterways of Southeast Alaska should know a few things about wind and ocean currents in the region.

Wind Speed

In southeast Alaska, wind speed varies with the seasons. The windier part of the year is from late September to mid-April with average hourly…


Southeast Alaska is on the western edge of the North American Tectonic Plate, and is very close to the world’s largest tectonic plate, the Pacific Plate. In the waters near SE Alaska, these plates slide against each other along the Queen Charlotte Fairweather Fault. This is a transform fault, more…

Andrew Bartson

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