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The future of coastal upwelling for the northern California Current System

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Nate Mantua

Nathan Mantua is a research associate professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, adjunct faculty in Atmospheric Sciences and Marine Affairs, Associate Director of the Center for Science in the Earth System at the University of Washington, and a research scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. He has been a member of the university’s Climate Impacts Group since 1995. His research focuses on climate impacts on the water cycle, forests, and aquatic ecosystems, and how climate information is or isn't being used in resource management decisions.

He received a B.S. from the University of California at Davis in 1988, and a Ph.D. from University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Science in 1994. He spent 1 year as a postdoctoral Fellow at Scripps Institute of Oceanography working on a pilot project for the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction. In April 2000, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his climate impacts research and public outreach activities.

About This Presentation

Running time: 24 minutes and 37 seconds

This is part of a collection. See more from the Climate Change Short Course.

Topics covered:

  • West Coast Marine Ecosystems
  • Key Issues
  • Salmon Habitat
  • Fickle Winds / Upwelling
  • El Nino Impacts
  • September 1997 El Nino
  • Comparison of Ocean Temperatures
  • West Coast Nekton
  • Upwelling Food Webs
  • Decadal Variations
  • Coastal Cooling
  • IPCC Multi-model
  • More Models
  • Change and El Nino
  • The Future...
  • Few Surprises
  • New Predator Prey Interactions
  • Pressing Questions

Production by: Michael Furniss and Jeffrey Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Video by: Ben Nieves, Oregon Street Studios

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