Nick Bond

Nicholas A. Bond

  • Principal Research Scientist
  • Washington State Climatologist

A majority of my current research is under the broad umbrella of the Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigation (FOCI). Much of this work has been on the variability in climate and atmospheric forcing of the Bering Sea, and topographical effects on coastal winds in Alaska. The results from these studies are being applied to issues related to the marine ecosystems in Alaskan waters, with an emphasis on the impacts of climate variability and change.  Additional research is being conducted on air-sea interactions in the sub-tropical western North Pacific, focusing on the response of the ocean to tropical cyclones.  I also investigate the causes and effects of climate variability in the Pacific Northwest as the Climatologist for the state of Washington.

Selected publications

Bond, N.A., P.J. Stabeno and J.M. Napp (2017): Characteristics of the flow of the Chukchi Sea during June through October 1979-2014 based on an ocean reanalysis. Deep-Sea Res. II. (accepted).

Hermann, A.J., G.A. Gibson, N.A. Bond, E.N. Curchitser, K. Hedstrom, W. Cheng, M. Wang, E.D. Cokelet, and P.J. Stabeno (2016): Projected future biophysical states of the Bering Sea. Deep-Sea Res. II, 134, 30–47, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.11.001, Understanding Ecosystem Processes in the Eastern Bering Sea IV.

Siedlecki, S.A., I.C. Kaplan, A.J. Hermann, T.T. Nguyen, N.A. Bond, J.A. Newton, G.D. Williams, W.T. Peterson, S. Alin, and R.A. Feely (2016): Experiments with seasonal forecasts of ocean conditions for the northern region of the California Current upwelling system. Scientific Reports, 6, 27203, doi: 10.1038/srep27203.

Bond, N.A., M.F. Cronin, H. Freeland, and N. Mantua (2015): Causes and impacts of the 2014 warm anomaly in the NE Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42(9), 3414–3420, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063306.

Wood, K.R., N.A. Bond, J.E. Overland, S.A. Salo, P. Stabeno, and J. Whitefield (2015): A decade of environmental change in the Pacific Arctic region. Prog. Oceanogr., 136, 12–31, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.05.005.

Bumbaco, K.A., K. Dello and N.A. Bond (2013): History of Pacific Northwest heat waves: Synoptic pattern and trends. J. Appl. Meteorol. Clim. 52, 1618-1631. doi:

Huntington, H.P., G. Noongwook, N.A. Bond, B. Benter, J.A. Snyder, and J. Zhang (2013): The influence of wind and ice on spring walrus hunting success on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Deep-Sea Res. II, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.03.016.

Mueter, F., N. Bond, J. Ianelli, and A. Hollowed (2011): Expected declines in recruitment of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the eastern Bering Sea under future climate change. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 68(6), doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsr022, 1284–1296.

Bond, N.A., M.F. Cronin, C. Sabine, Y. Kawai, H. Ichikawa, P. Freitag, and K. Ronnholm (2011): Upper-ocean response to Typhoon Choi-Wan as measured by the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) mooring. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C02031, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006548

Bond, N.A., M.F. Cronin, and M. Garvert (2010): Atmospheric sensitivity to SST near the Kuroshio Extension during the extratropical transition of Typhoon Tokage. Mon. Weather Rev., 138(7), 2644–2663.