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
Science, Technology, and People
Briscoe, M.G. 2003. Science, technology, and people. Oceanography 16(1):4–10, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.51.
"C-Squares," A New Spatial Indexing System and its Applicability to the Description of Oceanographic Datasets
Rees, T. 2003. “C-Squares,” A new spatial indexing system and its applicability to the description of oceanographic datasets. Oceanography 16(1):11–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.52.
QUARTERDECK • An Imaginary Open Letter to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
Spinrad, R.W. 2003. Quarterdeck: An imaginary open letter to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. Oceanography 16(1):2, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.53.
FROM THE PRESIDENT • TOS Meetings: Forefront Format and Partners
Hartwig, E.O. 2003. President’s column—TOS meetings: Forefront format and partners. Oceanography 16(1):3, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.54.
ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE • Beyond the Freedom of the Seas: Ocean Policy for the Third Millennium
Orbach, M. 2003. Fourth Annual Roger Revelle Lecture—Beyond the freedom of the seas: Ocean policy for the third millennium. Oceanography 16(1):20–29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.55.
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
Garrison, T. 2003. Education: In the oceanography classroom. Oceanography 16(1):32–33, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.56.
BOOK REVIEW • Life at the Limits: Organisms in Extreme Environments
Yayanos, A.A. 2003. Review of Life at the Limits: Organisms in Extreme Environments, by D.A. Wharton. Oceanography 16(1):34–35, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.57.
BOOK REVIEW • Wind Stress Over the Ocean
Fairall, C.W. 2003. Review of Wind Stress Over the Ocean, edited by I.S.F. Jones and Y. Toba. Oceanography 16(1):36–37, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.58.