Volume 16 | Number 1 | 2003
On the Cover: Image from NASA's Jason satellite, taken during a 10-day collection cycle ending December 2, 2002, shows the Pacific dominated by two significant areas of higher than-normal sea level (warmer ocean temperatures). In the central equatorial Pacific, the large area of higher than normal sea surface heights (warmer than normal sea surface temperatures) associated with growing El Niño conditions has recently migrated eastward toward the coast of South America. Meanwhile, the influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation continues to create warm, higher-than-normal sea-surface heights in the north Pacific that are connected in a warm horseshoe pattern with the western and southern Pacific. The image shows red areas in the north Pacific and at the equator that are about 10 centimeters above normal; white areas are between 14 and 32 centimeters above normal.
REGULAR ISSUE FEATURES
ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE
QUARTERDECK • An Imaginary Open Letter to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
By Richard W. Spinrad
FROM THE PRESIDENT • TOS Meetings: Forefront Format and Partners
By Eric O. Hartwig
AWARDS • 2002 Jerlov Award: Presented to Raymond C. Smith
2002 Jerlov Award: Presented to Raymond C. Smith. 2003. Oceanography 16(1):30–31.
THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • In the Oceanography Classroom
By Tom Garrison
BOOK REVIEW • Life at the Limits: Organisms in Extreme Environments
By A. Aristides Yayanos
BOOK REVIEW • Wind Stress Over the Ocean
By C.W. Fairall