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Volume 27 | Number 2 | June 2014
Special Issue On Undersea Natural Hazards

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Eruption of South Sarigan Seamount, Northern Mariana Islands: Insights into Hazards from Submarine Volcanic Eruptions
R.W. Embley, Y. Tamura, S.G. Merle, T. Sato, O. Ishizuka, W.W. Chadwick Jr., D.A. Wiens, P. Shore, and R.J. Stern. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):24–31, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.37.

Large Submarine Landslides on Continental Slopes: Geohazards, Methane Release, and Climate Change
P.J. Talling, M. Clare, M. Urlaub, E. Pope, J.E. Hunt, and S.F.L. Watt. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):32–45, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.38.

New Insights into the Emplacement Dynamics of Volcanic Island Landslides
S.F.L. Watt, P.J. Talling, and J.E. Hunt. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):46–57, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.39.

Insights into Submarine Geohazards from Breaks in Subsea Telecommunication Cables
L. Carter, R. Gavey, P.J. Talling, and J.T. Liu. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):58–67, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.40.

A Possible Submarine Landslide and Associated Tsunami at the Northwest Nile Delta, Mediterranean Sea
A.C. Yalciner, A. Zaytsev, B. Aytore, I. Insel, M. Heidarzadeh, R. Kian, and F. Imamura. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):68–75, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.41.

An Earthquake Source Sensitivity Analysis for Tsunami Propagation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Ö. Necmioğlu and N.M. Özel. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):76–85, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.42.

Source Processes for the Probabilistic Assessment of Tsunami Hazards
E.L. Geist and P.J. Lynett. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):86–93, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.43.

A Forecasting Procedure for Plate Boundary Earthquakes Based on Sequential Data Assimilation
T. Hori, M. Hyodo, R. Nakata, S. Miyazaki, and Y. Kaneda. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):94–102, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.44.

SIDEBAR > DONET: A Real-Time Monitoring System for Megathrust Earthquakes and Tsunamis Around Southwestern Japan
Y. Kaneda. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):103, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.45.

Earthquake and Tsunami Potential of the Hikurangi Subduction Thrust, New Zealand: Insights from Paleoseismology, GPS, and Tsunami Modeling
L.M. Wallace, U.A. Cochran, W.L. Power, and K.J. Clark. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):104–117, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.46.

Submarine Paleoseismology Along Populated Transform Boundaries: The Enriquillo-Plantain-Garden Fault, Canal du Sud, Haiti, and the North Anatolian Fault, Marmara Sea, Turkey
C.M.G. McHugh, L. Seeber, M.-H. Cormier, and M. Hornbach. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):118–131, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.47.

Investigation of the Huge Tsunami from the 2011 Tōhoku-Oki, Japan, Earthquake Using Ocean Floor Boreholes to the Fault Zone
J. Mori, F. Chester, E.E. Brodsky, and S. Kodaira. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):132–137, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.48.

The Cascadia Initiative: A Sea Change In Seismological Studies of Subduction Zones
D.R. Toomey, R.M. Allen, A.H. Barclay, S.W. Bell, P.D. Bromirski, R.L. Carlson, X. Chen, J.A. Collins, R.P. Dziak, B. Evers, D.W. Forsyth, P. Gerstoft, E.E.E. Hooft, D. Livelybrooks, J.A. Lodewyk, D.S. Luther, J.J. McGuire, S.Y. Schwartz, M. Tolstoy, A.M. Tréhu, M. Weirathmueller, and W.S.D. Wilcock. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):138–150, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.49.

SIDEBAR > Ocean Networks Canada: From Geohazards Research Laboratories to Smart Ocean Systems
M. Heesemann, T.L. Insua, M. Scherwath, S.K. Juniper, and K. Moran. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):151–153, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.50.

Geohazards in the Western Ionian Sea: Insights from Non-Earthquake Signals Recorded by the NEMO-SN1 Seafloor Observatory
T. Sgroi, S. Monna, D. Embriaco, G. Giovanetti, G. Marinaro, and P. Favali. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):154–166, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.51.

SIDEBAR > EMSO: A Distributed Infrastructure for Addressing Geohazards and Global Ocean Change
M. Best, P. Favali, L. Beranzoli, M. Cannat, N. Cagatay, J.J. Dañobeitia, E. Delory, H. de Stigter, B. Ferré, M. Gillooly, F. Grant, P.O.J. Hall, V. Lykousis, J. Mienert, J.M.A. de Miranda, G. Oaie, V. Radulescu, J.-F. Rolin, H. Ruhl, and C. Waldmann. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):167–169, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.52.



Hovercraft as a Mobile Science Platform Over Sea Ice in the Arctic Ocean
Y. Kristoffersen and J.K. Hall. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):170–179, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.33.

Multiplatform, Multidisciplinary Investigations of the Impacts of Modified Circumpolar Deep Water in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
W.O. Smith Jr., K.T. Goetz, D.E. Kaufman, B.Y. Queste, V. Asper, D.P. Costa, M.S. Dinniman, M.A.M. Friedrichs, E.E. Hofmann, K.J. Heywood, J.M. Klinck, J.T. Kohut, and C.M. Lee. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):180–185, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.36.

Real-Time Observations of the February 2010 Chile and March 2011 Japan Tsunamis Recorded in Honolulu by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
J.W. Fiedler, M.A. McManus, M.S. Tomlinson, E.H. De Carlo, G.R. Pawlak, G.F. Steward, O.D. Nigro, R.E. Timmerman, P.S. Drupp, and C.E. Ostrander. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):186–200, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.34.

Career Choices in Marine and Environmental Sciences: Navigating a Sea of Options
D. Böttjer, S.P. Jungbluth, R. Boiteau, B. Burkhardt, F. de Leo, and B.C. Bruno. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):201–207, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.35.



QUARTERDECK | Undersea Natural Hazards
E.S. Kappel. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):5, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.53.

M. Tomczak. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):7, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.61.

FROM THE PRESIDENT | Seeking New Partners to Sustain and Enrich Our Future
M.R. Abbott. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):8, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.54.

RIPPLE MARKS—THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY | Here Be Oarfish—Sea Serpents Are Among Us
C.L. Dybas. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):10–13, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.55.

RIP CURRENT—NEWS IN OCEANOGRAPHY | Rapid Subsurface Ocean Warming in the Bay of Fundy as Measured by Free-Swimming Basking Sharks
H.N. Koopman, A.J. Westgate, Z.A. Siders, and L.B. Cahoon. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):14–16, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.32.

COMMENTARY | A Framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network Within Changing Continental Shelf Seascapes
F.E. Muller-Karger, M.T. Kavanaugh, E. Montes, W.M. Balch, M. Breitbart, F.P. Chavez, S.C. Doney, E.M. Johns, R.M. Letelier, M.W. Lomas, H.M. Sosik, and A.E. White. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):18–23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.56.

ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE | The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, Society, and Sustainability
D.M. Karl. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):208–225, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.57.

BOOK REVIEW | Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management, by G.C. Ray and J. McCormick-Ray
Reviewed by J.P. Grassle. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):226–227, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.58.

BOOK REVIEW | The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms, by W.M. Goldberg
Reviewed by L.D. Mydlarz. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):228–229, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.59.

• Billy Spitzer, Vice President, Programs, Exhibits, and Planning,
New England Aquarium
• Brenda Ekwurzel, Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Ellen Lettvin, Vice President for Science and Education, Pacific Science Center

2014. Oceanography 27(2):230–235.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM | A Public Perception of Our Ocean
S. Boxall. 2014. Oceanography 27(2):236–238, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.60.

TOS NEWS | TOS Activities at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting
2014. Oceanography 27(2):239.





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Image snippets from articles in the special issue section depicting the four types of undersea natural hazards covered: earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Further information about these images, including credits, can be found on the following pages (letters correspond to images in the cover thumbnail).
(a) p. 142 in Toomey et al. (b) p. 99 in Hori et al.
(c) p. 35 in Talling et al. (d) p. 49 in Watt et al.
(e) p. 86 in Geist and Lynett. (f) p. 73 in Yalciner et al.
(g) p. 83 in Necmioğlu and Özel. (h) p. 32 in Talling et al.
(i) p. 112 in Wallace et al. (j, k, l) pp. 25 and 29 in Embley et al.



Yoshihisa Shirayama, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Jason Chaytor, US Geological Survey
Yoshiyuki Kaneda, Nagoya University
Shuichi Kodaira, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology



Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).