U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank
2003 Science Meeting

Whispering Pines Conference Center
University of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
November 18 - 20, 2003


Day 1: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - Start time: 10:00am
1000-1010 Welcome and Introductory Remarks (P. Wiebe)
Overview of the five individual projects by project leaders and discussion.
1010-1030 The Physical Oceanography of Georges Bank and Its Impact on Biology (Beardsley)
1035-1055 Zooplankton Population Dynamics on Georges Bank: Model and Data Synthesis (P. Franks)
1100-1120 Patterns of Energy Flow and Utilization on Georges Bank (D. Gifford)
1125-1145 Tidal Front Mixing and Exchange on Georges Bank: controls on the production of phytoplankton zooplankton and larval fishes (R. Houghton)
1150-1210 Integration and Synthesis of Georges Bank Broad-scale Survey Results (P. Wiebe)
1215-1330 Lunch
Individual investigator reports
1330-1345 Using MM5 to Hindcast the Ocean Surface Forcing Fields Over the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank Region: Beardsley R. C and C. Chen [18]
1350-1405 Application of FVCOM to the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank: Simulated and Assimilated Modeling Studies of the Seasonal Variability of Stratification and Subtidal Circulation: Chen, C, H. Liu, R. C. Beardsley, G. Cowles, J. Pringle, and Brian Rothschild [1]
1410-1425 What Forces Variability in Gulf of Maine Flows Towards and Around Georges Bank?: Pringle, J., C. Chen and Hedong Liu [21]
1430-1445 Preliminary Results of Model Dye Experiments on Georges Bank: Chen, C., R. Houghton, R. C. Beardsley, Q. Xu1, and H. Liu [13]
1450-1505 Dye Dispersion in the Tidal Front: Model-Observation Comparison: Houghton, R., C. Chen, Q. Xu[20]
1505-1535 Break
1535-1550 Sub-Tidal Circulation at the Tidal Mixing Front -- Analysis of the Moored Instrument Array: Lerczak, J., R. Schlitz, S. Lentz, and R. Beardsley [15]
1600-1615 U.S. GLOBEC SeaSoar Results , Brink K. and C. Lee [19]
1620-1635 Parallelization of the FVCOM Code: Application to the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank , Cowles, G., C. Chen, H. Liu, B. Rothschild [10]
1640-1655 Seasonal Nitrate Climatology for Georges Bank: Bisagni, J.J. [14]
1700-1715 Intermingling of Two Pseudocalanus Species on Georges Bank: D. J. McGillicuddy, Jr. and A. Bucklin [7]
1730 Reception and dinner
1945-2230 Individual groups meet in the evening

Day 2: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - Start time: 8:30am
Continue individual investigator reports
0830-0845 Modeling Studies of the Physical-Biological Processes Controlling Spring Bloom Dynamics on Georges Bank: 1-D and 2-D Experiments , Ji, R., C. Chen, P. J. S. Franks, D. W. Townsend, E.G. Durbin, R. C. Beardsley, and R. W. Houghton [9]
0850-0905 The Impact of Scotian Shelf Water "cross-over" on the Plankton Dynamics on Georges Bank: A 3-D Experiment for the 1999 Spring Bloom: Chen, C., R. Ji., P. J. S. Franks, D.W. Townsend, E.G. Durbin, R. C. Beardsley, and R.W. Houghton [6]
0910-0925 TBD: Steele, J. and A. Beet [23]
0930-0945 Production of Fish and Benthos on Georges Bank: Collie, J. [2] [Note: need to reschedule this talk for the afternoon]
0950-1005 Spatial and Interannual Variability of Zooplankton on Georges Bank: Durbin, E. and M. Casas [17]
1005-1035 Break
1035-1050 Transport and Retention of Dormant Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine: Insights from a Particle-tracking Model: Johnson, C.L., J.M. Pringle, and C.S. Chen [16]
1055-1110 Physical and Biological Controls on Calanus finmarchicus in the Georges Bank Region: an Adjoint Data Assimilation Approach: Li, X. and D. McGillicuddy [12]
1115-1130 Broad-scale Mapping of Pseudocalanus spp. Distributions: Bucklin, A., M.A. Bailey, and D. McGillicuddy [3]
1135-1150 Invertebrate Predator Impacts , Madin, L., J. Bollens, E. Horgan, et al. [8]
1155-1210 Further Characterization of Greene Bomber Data: Fisher, K.E. and P.H. Wiebe [4]
1215-1330 Lunch
1330-1345 Biological Signature of Scotian Shelf Water Crossovers: Results from 1997 and Some Questions for Longer Term Synthesis: K. Wishner [26]
1350-1405 Wind-driven Mortality of Cod and Haddock Eggs: Mountain, D., J. Green, J. Sibunka, and D.L. Johnson [22]
1410-1425 TBD: Fogarty, M. et al. [24]
1430-1445 Variation in the size of the overwintering population of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine during 1997, 1998, and 1999: Driven by changes in NAO forced advection or local predator and competitor fields?: Wiebe, P, H., M.F. Baumgartner, D. Mountain, M.C. Benfield, C.H. Greene, A.C. Lavery, N. Copley, and G.L. Lawson. [25]
1450-1520 Break
1520-1715 Cross-Group discussion and integration - synthesis
1800-1930 Dinner
1945-2230 Evening breakout sessions

Day 3: Thursday, November 20, 2003 - Start time: 8:30am
  1. Plenary Session: Working groups and other special reports
  2. Plenary Session: Planning for year 2 events
    • Special AGU Ocean Sciences session in Portland
    • Discuss second RFP for Phase IV US GLOBEC Georges Bank
    • Future Special Phase IV meetings/symposia
    • Publications - Special Synthesis Volume(s)
1200 Lunch
  1. Space will be available throughout the whole day, but the last meal of the meeting will be lunch.
  2. Posters should be put up as soon as possible at the start of the meeting.
  3. For a printable version of the agenda, click here.