Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 17 | Number 2 | June 2004

Special Issue: Coastal Ocean Optics and Dynamics

On the Cover: Concept design and photo by Mark Moline, California Polytechnic State University. Artwork by Jeremiah Blackwell, California Polytechnic State University and Tommy Dickey, University of California, Santa Barbara. Back: Images of PHILLS data, courtesy of Curt Davis, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (upper) and W. Paul Bissett, Florida Environmental Research Institute (lower). See Philpott et al. and Bisseett et al., this issue, for further details.
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Volume 17 Issue 02

BOX • The Evolution of Optical Water Mass Classification
By Robert A. Arnone, A. Michelle Wood, and Richard W. Gould, Jr.

The New Age of Hyperspectral Oceanography
By Grace Chang , Kevin Mahoney, Amanda Briggs-Whitmire , David D.R. Kohler, Curtis D. Mobley, Marlon Lewis , Mark A. Moline , Emmanuel Boss, Minsu Kim, William Philpot, and Tommy D. Dickey

Watercolors in the Coastal Zone: What Can We See?
By Oscar Schofield , Robert A. Arnone, W. Paul Bissett , Tommy D. Dickey, Curtiss O. Davis, Zoe Finkel , Matthew Oliver, and Mark A. Moline

From Meters to Kilometers: A Look at Ocean-Color Scales of Variability, Spatial Coherence, and the Need for Fine-Scale Remote Sensing in Coastal Ocean Optics
By W. Paul Bissett , Robert A. Arnone, Curtiss O. Davis , Tommy D. Dickey, Daniel Dye, David D.R. Kohler , and Richard W. Gould, Jr.

Why Should We Measure the Optical Backscattering Coefficient?
By Emmanuel Boss, Dariusz Stramski, Trisha Bergmann, W. Scott Pegau , and Marlon Lewis

Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in the Coastal Ocean: An Optical Tool for Coastal Zone Environmental Assessment and Management
By Paula Coble, Chuanmin Hu , Richard W. Gould, Jr., Grace Chang, and A. Michelle Wood

Optical Modeling of Ocean Waters: Is the Case 1 - Case 2 Classification Still Useful?
By Curtis D. Mobley, Dariusz Stramski , W. Paul Bissett , and Emmanuel Boss

Coastal Ocean Circulation Influences on Remotely Sensed Optical Properties: A West Florida Shelf Case Study
By Robert H. Weisberg, Ruoying He, Gary Kirkpatrick , Frank Muller-Karger , and John J. Walsh

Bottom Characterization from Hyperspectral Image Data
By William Philpot , Curtiss O. Davis, W. Paul Bissett , Curtis D. Mobley, David D.R. Kohler, Zhongping Lee , Jeffrey Bowles, Robert G. Steward , Yogesh Agrawal , John Trowbridge , Richard W. Gould, Jr., and Robert A. Arnone

BOX • Bottom Nepheloid Layer
By Yogesh Agrawal

The Expanding Role of Ocean Color and Optics in the Changing Field of Operational Oceanography
By Scott Glenn , Oscar Schofield, Tommy D. Dickey, Robert Chant, Josh Kohut, Hervé Barrier, Jennifer Bosch, Louis Bowers, Elizabeth Creed, Chip Haldeman, Eli Hunter, John Kerfoot , Chhaya Mudgal , Matthew Oliver, Hugh Roarty, Emmeline Romana, Mike Crowley , Donald Barrick, and Clayton Jones


By Walter Munk and Deborah Day

Sverdrup's Biology
By John A. McGowan

Special Issue Guest Editors

Joan S. Cleveland, Office of Naval Research


We would like to thank the Office of Naval Research for sponsoring this issue of the magazine.