Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 24 | Number 2 | June 2011

Special Issue: Sea Level

On the Cover: Flooded streets in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005. Sinking land and rising sea level exacerbated the disaster. Additional factors may determine the impact of other regions, but as sea level continues to rise over the next century, coastal communities around the world will face tough choices about how to respond. US Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Niemi.
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Volume 24 Issue 02

Sea Level: An Introduction to the Special Issue
Willis, J., L. Miller, and G. Mountain. 2011. Sea level: An introduction to the special issue. Oceanography 24(2):22–23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.24.

The Moving Boundaries of Sea Level Change: Understanding the Origins of Geographic Variability
Tamisiea, M.E., and J.X. Mitrovica. 2011. The moving boundaries of sea level change: Understanding the origins of geographic variability. Oceanography 24(2):24–39, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.25.

A 180-Million-Year Record of Sea Level and Ice Volume Variations from Continental Margin and Deep-Sea Isotopic Records
Miller, K.G., G.S. Mountain, J.D. Wright, and J.V. Browning. 2011. A 180-million-year record of sea level and ice volume variations from continental margin and deep-sea isotopic records. Oceanography 24(2):40–53, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.26.

Global Climate and Sea Level: Enduring Variability and Rapid Fluctuations Over the Past 150,000 Years
Yokoyama, Y., and T.M. Esat. 2011. Global climate and sea level: Enduring variability and rapid fluctuations over the past 150,000 years. Oceanography 24(2):54–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.27.

Holocene Sea Level Changes Along the United States' Atlantic Coast
Engelhart, S.E., B.P. Horton, and A.C. Kemp. 2011. Holocene sea level changes along the United States’ Atlantic Coast. Oceanography 24(2):70–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.28.

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Changes in Sea Level
Woodworth, P.L., W.R. Gehrels, and R.S. Nerem. 2011. Nineteenth and twentieth century changes in sea level. Oceanography 24(2):80–93, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.29.

Land Ice and Sea Level Rise: A Thirty-Year Perspective
Pfeffer, W.T. 2011. Land ice and sea level rise: A thirty-year perspective. Oceanography 24(2):94–111, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.30.

Ocean Density Change Contributions to Sea Level Rise
Johnson, G.C., and S.E. Wijffels. 2011. Ocean density change contributions to sea level rise. Oceanography 24(2):112–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.31.

Balancing the Sea Level Budget
Leuliette, E.W., and J.K. Willis. 2011. Balancing the sea level budget. Oceanography 24(2):122–129, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.32.

Understanding and Projecting Sea Level Change
Church, J.A., J.M. Gregory, N.J. White, S.M. Platten, and J.X. Mitrovica. 2011. Understanding and projecting sea level change. Oceanography 24(2):130–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.33.

Planning for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise
Nicholls, R.J. 2011. Planning for the impacts of sea level rise. Oceanography 24(2):144–157, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.34.


Rogue Wave Observations Off the US West Coast
Baschek, B., and J. Imai. 2011. Rogue wave observations off the US West Coast. Oceanography 24(2):158–165, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.35.

OBIS-USA: A Data-Sharing Legacy of the Census of Marine Life
Sedberry, G.R., D.G. Fautin, M. Feldman, M.D. Fornwall, P. Goldstein, and R.P. Guralnick. 2011. OBIS-USA: A data-sharing legacy of the Census of Marine Life. Oceanography 24(2):166–173, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.36.

An International Quiet Ocean Experiment
Boyd, I.L., G. Frisk, E. Urban, P. Tyack, J. Ausubel, S. Seeyave, D. Cato, B. Southall, M. Weise, R. Andrew, T. Akamatsu, R. Dekeling, C. Erbe, D. Farmer, R. Gentry, T. Gross, A. Hawkins, F. Li, K. Metcalf, J.H. Miller, D. Moretti, C. Rodrigo, and T. Shinke. 2011. An International Quiet Ocean Experiment. Oceanography 24(2):174–181, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.37.


Characterizing the Effects of Two Storms on the Coastal Waters of O'ahu, Hawai'i, Using Data from the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
Tomlinson, M.S., E.H. De Carlo, M.A. McManus, G. Pawlak, G.F. Steward, F.J. Sansone, O.D. Nigro, R.E. Timmerman, J. Patterson, S. Jaramillo, and C.E. Ostrander. 2011. Characterizing the effects of two storms on the coastal waters of O’ahu, Hawai’i, using data from the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System. Oceanography 24(2):182–199, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.38.


QUARTERDECK • Oceanography is Now Assigning DOIs to Articles
Kappel, E.S. 2011. Quarterdeck: Oceanography is now assigning DOIs to articles. Oceanography 24(2):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.39.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Sea Level Rise: Relevant Science for Our Time
Roman, M. 2011. From the President: Sea level rise—Relevant science for our time. Oceanography 24(2):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.40.

COMMENTARY • A Climate Change Atlas for the Ocean
Boyd, P.W., C.S. Law, and S.C. Doney. 2011. Commentary: A climate change atlas for the ocean. Oceanography 24(2):13–16, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.42.

COMMENTARY • Mentoring Groups: A Non-Exit Strategy for Women in Physical Oceanography
Coles, V., L. Gerber, S. Legg, and S. Lozier. 2011. Commentary: Mentoring groups—A non-exit strategy for women in physical oceanography. Oceanography 24(2):17–20, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.43.

ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE • Troubled Waters of the Gulf of Mexico
Rabalais, N.N. 2011. Twelfth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: Troubled waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Oceanography 24(2):200–211, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.44.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • E-Learning: Is It All It's Hyped Up To Be?
Boxall, S. 2011. The oceanography classroom: E-learning—Is it all it’s hyped up to be? Oceanography 24(2):212–213, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.45.

BOOK REVIEW • Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability
Horton, B.P. 2011. Review of Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability, edited by J.A. Church, P.L. Woodworth, T. Aarup, and W.S. Wilson. Oceanography 24(2):214–216, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.46.

BOOK REVIEW • Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter
Sharp, J.H. 2011. Review of Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter, by N. Baron. Oceanography 24(2):216–218, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.47.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2011. Oceanography 24(2):219–221.

OCEAN POLICY • Post-Tsunami Field Surveys are Essential for Mitigating the Next Tsunami Disaster
Kong, L., for the UNESCO-IOC Post-Tsunami Field Survey Working Group. 2011. Ocean policy: Post-tsunami field surveys are essential for mitigating the next tsunami disaster. Oceanography 24(2):222–226, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.48.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Josh Willis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Laury Miller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Gregory Mountain, Rutgers University