Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 05 | Number 2 | 1992

On the Cover: An advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) image showing sea surface temperature on October 8, 1991 extending from Cape Hatteras to the southern New Jersey coast. In false-color representation higher temperatures are yellow, while cooler waters are orange and red. The line indicates a ship track taken between October 10 and 11 extending from Delaware Bay to the Western Sargasso Sea. The station numbers are indicated. The ship traversed from the nutrient-poor Sargasso Sea, across the Gulf Stream, through a nutrient-rich filament of shelf water, across a region of nutrient-poor shelf-slope waters, and onto the continental shelf. The bottom panel shows the changes in variable fluorescence measured with a pump-and-probe fluorometer at the corresponding stations in near-surface natural phytoplankton communities. Note the twofold variations in the changes in the quantum yields of fluorescence, which are primarily related to nutrient availability in the given water masses. (AVRHH image was provided by R. Evans, University of Miami, and P. Minnett, Brookhaven National Laboratory.) [See article by Falkowski et el., page 84]
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Volume 05 Issue 02
REGULAR ISSUE FEATURES

Physiological Limitations on Phytoplankton Productivity in the Ocean
Falkowski, P.G., R.M. Greene, and R.J. Gelder. 1992. Physiological limitations on phytoplankton productivity in the ocean. Oceanography 5(2):84–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.14.

Basin-Scale Ocean Monitoring with Acoustic Thermometers
Spiesberger, J.L., and K. Metzger. 1992. Basin-scale ocean monitoring with acoustic thermometers. Oceanography 5(2):92–98, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.15.

Decade-to-Century Changes in the Ocean Circulation
Wunsch, C. 1992. Decade-to-century changes in the ocean circulation. Oceanography 5(2):99–106, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.16.

Measurement of Dissolved Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Natural Waters
Williams, P.M. 1992. Measurement of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in natural waters. Oceanography 5(2):107–116, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.17.

DEPARTMENTS

SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • Your Input in to the Federal Government—Suggestions for Writing Your Member of Congress
Horrigan, S. 1992. Your input in to the Federal Government—Suggestions for writing your Member of Congress. Oceanography 5(2):128, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.24.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR •
Letters to the Editor. 1992. Oceanography 5(2):83.

NEWS AND INFORMATION • Let Roger Revelle Speak for Himself
Munk, W.H., and E.A. Frieman. 1992. Let Roger Revelle speak for himself. Oceanography 5(2):125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.22.

QUARTERDECK • I Plead Guilty
Nittrouer, C. 1992. Quarterdeck: I plead guilty. Oceanography 5(2):82, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.18.

NEWS AND INFORMATION • Oceanographic Data Archaeology: Finding Historical Data for Climate and Global Change Research
Parker, B.B. 1992. Oceanographic data archaeology: Finding historical data for climate and global change research. Oceanography 5(2):124–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.21.

REVIEW AND COMMENT • Graduate Education in Physical Oceanography
Pedlosky, J. 1992. Graduate education in physical oceanography. Oceanography 5(2):117–120, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.19.

NEWS AND INFORMATION • What Can We Do About Climate Change?
Revelle, R.R. 1992. What can we do about climate change? Oceanography 5(2):126–127, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.23.

REVIEW AND COMMENT • On John Isaac's 1952 Measurements of Surface-Ship and Submarine Wakes
Sheres, D., and W. Munk. 1992. On John Isaac’s 1952 measurements of surface-ship and submarine wakes. Oceanography 5(2):121–123, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.20.

SHIPS AND FACILITIES • R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23): The Newest Addition to the UNOLS Fleet
R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR-23): The Newest Addition to the UNOLS Fleet. 1992. Oceanography 5(2):127.