Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 04 | Number 1 | April 1991

On the Cover: Aerial view of pororoca, or Amazonian tidal bore, as it moves along the coast just north of the river mouth. Tidal currents are responsible for much erosion and transport of sediment on the Amazon shelf, but especially along the coast near the river mouth. The name pororoca is derived from the native word for "'big noise." (Photo by Gilberto T. M. Dias)
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Volume 04 Issue 01

AmasSeds: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of a Complex Coastal Environment
Nittrouer, C.A., D.J. DeMaster, A.G. Figueiredo, and J.M. Rine. 1991. AmasSeds: An interdisciplinary investigation of a complex coastal environment. Oceanography 4(1):3–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.14.

The Physical Oceanography of the Amazon Outflow
Geyer, W.R., R.C. Beardsley, J. Candela, B.M. Castro, R.V. Legeckis, S.J. Lentz, R. Limeburner, L.B. Miranda, and J.H. Trowbridge. 1991. The physical Oceanography of the Amazon outflow. Oceanography 4(1):8–14, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.15.

Geochemical Processes Occurring in the Waters at the Amazon River/Ocean Boundary
DeMaster, D.J., B.A. McKee, W.S. Moore, D.M. Nelson, W.J. Showers, and W.O. Smith Jr. 1991. Geochemical processes occurring in the waters at the Amazon River/ocean boundary. Oceanography 4(1):15–20, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.16.

Distribution and Characteristics of Suspended Sediment on the Amazon Shelf
Kineke, G.C., R.W. Sternberg, D.A. Cacchione, K. Kranck, and D.E. Drake. 1991. Distribution and characteristics of suspended sediment on the Amazon shelf. Oceanography 4(1):21–26, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.17.

Biogeochemical Processes in Amazon Shelf Sediments
Aller, R.C., J.Y. Aller, N.E. Blair, J.E. Mackin, P.D. Rude, I. Stupakoff, S. Patchineelam, S.E. Boehme, and B. Knoppers. 1991. Biogeochemical processes in Amazon shelf sediments. Oceanography 4(1):27–32, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.18.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Amazon Continental Shelf
Nittrouer, C.A., S.A. Kuehl, J.M. Rine, A.G. Figueiredo, L.E.C. Faria, G.T.M. Dias, M.A.M. Silva, M.A. Allison, T.D. Pacioni, M.P. Segall, E.C. Underkoffler, H.V. Borges, and O.F. Silveira. 1991. Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Amazon continental shelf. Oceanography 4(1):33–38, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.19.


Nittrouer, C. 1991. Quarterdeck: A crew change.Oceanography 4(1):2, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.20.

REVIEW AND COMMENT • The Study of Mixing in the Ocean: A Brief History
Gregg, M.C. 1991. The study of mixing in the ocean: A brief history. Oceanography 4(1):39–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.21.

SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • President's Report
Baker, D.J. 1991. Society soundings: President’s report. Oceanography 4(1):46–47, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1991.22.