The sites of process-oriented field research in U.S. GLOBEC investigations in the Northeast Pacific
will be closely linked to the transect locations where long-term, frequent monitoring of the atmospheric
forcing, physical structure and circulation, and biological observations will be done. Likely sites were
described in the monitoring section. The overarching questions for the process-oriented investigations
in the Northeast Pacific are:
Related to these questions are a number of sub-questions specific to either the CCS and CGOA. These
primary questions and the sub-questions specific to the two regions are discussed in the sections
- How are biological processes and the characteristics of planktonic populations affected by
mesoscale features and dynamics in the Northeast Pacific?
- What are the biological and physical processes that determine growth and survival of juvenile
salmon in the coastal zone?