Seth is a research oceanographer at the Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Seth says: My research focus is on continental shelf processes of Alaska’s marginal seas through analysis of observational data and numerical model results. Past and ongoing studies include participation in the US GLOBEC Northeast Pacific Gulf of Alaska surveys, Gulf of Alaska oceanographic station GAK1 long-term monitoring, analysis and interpretation of moored data sets from the Beaufort, Chukchi and Bering seas, analysis of the Glacier Bay hydrographic time series in Southeast Alaska, and satellite-tracked drifter deployments in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. These investigations inform ecosystem studies, climate studies, fisheries management and oil spill response planning efforts. Current work includes development of a better mechanistic understanding of the controls that modulate the circulation, temperature, and salinity fields over the Bering and Chukchi Sea shelves and development of better bathymetric digital elevation models for the western Arctic and North Pacific.