Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 17 | Number 4 | December 2004

Special Issue: Strata Formation on European Margins

On the Cover: Bathymetric image (10 meter resolution, no interpolation) of Cap de Creus Canyon, located in the Mediterranean Sea off northeastern Spain. Multibeam data were collected using the hull-mounted Simrad EM300 aboard Fugro Survey Ltd’s M/V Geo Prospector, June 28 to July 1, 2004. Data were collected in collaboration with AOA Geophysics Inc. and the University of Barcelona in support of the EuroSTRATAFORM Project. Depths ranged from 96 meters to 815 meters.
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Volume 17 Issue 04

Overview of Recent, Ongoing, and Future Investigations on the Dynamics and Evolution of European Margins
Mienert, J., P.P.E. Weaver, S. Berné, W.C. Dullo, D. Evans, A. Freiwald, J.-P. Henriet, B.B. Joergensen, G. Lericolais, V. Lykousis, J. Parkes, F. Trincardi, and G. Westbrook. 2004. Overview of recent, ongoing, and future investigations on the dynamics and evolution of European margins. Oceanography 17(4):16–33, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.01.

Mediterranean Prodelta Systems: Natural Evolution and Human Impact Investigated by EURODELTA
Trincardi, F., A. Cattaneo, and A. Correggiari. 2004. Mediterranean prodelta systems: Natural evolution and human impact investigated by EURODELTA. Oceanography 17(4):34–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.02.

The PASTA Project: Investigation of Po and Apennine Sediment Transport and Accumulation
Nittrouer, C., S. Miserocchi, and F. Trincardi. 2004. The PASTA Project: Investigation of Po and Apennine sediment transport and accumulation. Oceanography 17(4):46–57, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.03.

Sediment Dynamics in the Adriatic Sea Investigated with Coupled Models
Sherwood, C.R., S. Carniel, L. Cavaleri, J. Chiggiato, H. Das, J.D. Doyle, C.K. Harris, A.W. Niedoroda, J. Pullen, C.W. Reed, A. Russo, M. Sclavo, R.P. Signell, P. Traykovski, and J.C. Warner. 2004. Sediment dynamics in the Adriatic Sea investigated with coupled models. Oceanography 17(4):58–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.04.

The Impact of Humans on Strata Formation Along Mediterranean Margins
Liquete, C., M. Canals, P. Arnau, R. Urgeles, and X. Durrieu de Madron. 2004. The impact of humans on strata formation along Mediterranean margins. Oceanography 17(4):70–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.05.

The Role of Canyons on Strata Formation
Canals, M., J.L. Casamor, G. Lastras, A. Monaco, J. Acosta, S. Berné, B. Loubrieu, P.P.E. Weaver, A. Grehan, and B. Dennielou. 2004. The role of canyons on strata formation. Oceanography 17(4):80–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.06.

The Impact of Quaternary Global Changes on Strata Formation: Exploration of the Shelf Edge in the Northwest Mediterranean Sea
Berné, S., M. Rabineau, J.A. Flores, and F.J. Sierro. 2004. The impact of quaternary global changes on strata formation: Exploration of the shelf edge in the northwest Mediterranean Sea. Oceanography 17(4):92–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.07.

Clinoform Generation on Mediterranean Margins
Cattaneo, A., F. Trincardi, L. Langone, A. Asioli, and P. Puig. 2004. Clinoform generation on Mediterranean margins. Oceanography 17(4):104–117, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.08.

Modeling Continental Shelf Formation in the Adriatic Sea and Elsewhere
Pratson, L., J. Swenson, A. Kettner, J. Fedele, G. Postma, A. Niedoroda, C. Friedrichs, J.P.M. Syvitski, C. Paola, M. Steckler, E. Hutton, C. Reed, M. Van Dijk, and H. Das. 2004. Modeling continental shelf formation in the Adriatic Sea and elsewhere. Oceanography 17(4):118–131, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.09.

Hotspot Ecosystem Research on Europe's Deep-Ocean Margins
Weaver, P.P.E., D.S.M. Billett, A. Boetius, R. Danovaro, A. Freiwald, and M. Sibuet. 2004. Hotspot ecosystem research on Europe’s deep-ocean margins. Oceanography 17(4):132–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.10.

Imaging the Seascapes of the Mediterranean
Amblàs, D., M. Canals, G. Lastras, S. Berné, and B. Loubrieu. 2004. Imaging the seascapes of the Mediterranean. Oceanography 17(4):144–155, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.11.

EUROpean Deep Ocean Margins (EuroDOM): A New Training-Through-Research Frontier
De Mol, B., V. Huvenne, S. Bünz, T. Alves, M. Canals, and V. Gunn. 2004. EUROpean Deep Ocean Margins (EuroDOM): A new training-through-research frontier. Oceanography 17(4):156–165, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.12.


Satellites Reveal the Influence of Equatorial Currents and Tropical Instability Waves on the Drift of the Kon-Tiki in the Pacific
Legeckis, R., C.W. Brown, F. Bonjean, and E.S. Johnson. 2004. Satellites reveal the influence of equatorial currents and tropical instability waves on the drift of the Kon-Tiki in the Pacific. Oceanography 17(4):166–175, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.13.

UNOLS Establishes SCOAR to Promote Research Aircraft Facilities for U.S. Ocean Sciences
Bane, J.M., R. Bluth, C. Flagg, C.A. Friehe, H. Jonsson, W.K. Melville, M. Prince, and D. Riemer. 2004. UNOLS establishes SCOAR to promote research aircraft facilities for U.S. ocean sciences. Oceanography 17(4):176–185, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.14.


Abrupt Climate Changes: Oceans, Ice, and Us
Alley, R.B. 2004. The Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture Series—Abrupt climate changes: Oceans, ice, and us. Oceanography 17(4):194–206, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.20.


QUARTERDECK • Visual Impact
Kappel, E.S. 2004. Quarterdeck: Visual impact. Oceanography 17(4):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.15.

Clark, L. 2004. From the President: The next steps. Oceanography 17(4):6–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.16.

COMMENTARY • Observation, Hypothesis-Testing, and Discovery in Oceanography
Anderson, T.R. 2004. Essay: Observation, hypothesis-testing, and discovery in oceanography. Oceanography 17(4):8–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.17.

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Introduction to this Special Issue on Strata Formation on European Margins: A Tribute to EU-NA Cooperation in Marine Geology
Syvitski, J.P.M., P.P.E. Weaver, S. Berné, C.A. Nittrouer, F. Trincardi, and M. Canals. 2004. From the Guest Editors: Introduction to this special issue on strata formation on European margins—A tribute to EU-NA cooperation in marine geology. Oceanography 17(4):14–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.18.

MEETING REPORT • Eighth International Conference on Paleoceanography
Grousset, F.E., P. Delaney, H. Elderfield, K.-C. Emeis, G. Haug, L.C. Peterson, T. Stocker, and P. Wang. 2004. Meeting report: Eighth International Conference on Paleoceanography. Oceanography 17(4):186–193, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.19.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Why We Have to Teach Scientific Ethics in the Oceanography Classroom
Tomczak, M. 2004. Education: Why we have to teach scientific ethics in the oceanography classroom. Oceanography 17(4):207–209, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.21.

AWARDS • The Jerlov Award: Presented to Howard R. Gordon, October 29, 2004
Awards—The Jerlov Award: Presented to Howard R. Gordon, October 29, 2004. 2004. Oceanography 17(4):210–211.

BOOK REVIEW • The Machine in Neptune's Garden: Historical Perspectives on Technology and the Marine Environment
Knauss, J. 2004.Review of The Machine in Neptune’s Garden: Historical Perspectives on Technology and the Marine Environment, edited by H.M. Rozwadowski and D.K. van Keureni. Oceanography 17(4):212, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.22.

BOOK REVIEW • Biogeochemistry of Marine Systems
Paytan, A. 2004. Review of Biogeochemistry of Marine Systems, edited by K.D. Black and G.B. Shimmield. Oceanography 17(4):213–214, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.23.

BOOK REVIEW • Frozen Oceans: The Floating World of Pack Ice
Welch, H. 2004. Review of Frozen Oceans: The Floating World of Pack Ice, by D.N. Thomas. Oceanography 17(4):214–216, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.24.

BOOK REVIEW • The Sea's Enthrall: Memoirs of an Oceanographer
Townsend, D.W. 2004. Review of The Sea’s Enthrall: Memoirs of an Oceanographer, by T. Parsons. Oceanography 17(4):216–217, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.25.

Special Issue Guest Editors

James P.M. Syvitski, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Philip P.E. Weaver, Southampton Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom
Serge Berné, Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (IFREMER), France
Charles A. Nittrouer, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, USA
Fabio Trincardi, Istituto di Scienze Marine-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISMAR-CNR), Italy
Miquel Canals, GRC Geociències Marines, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain


We would like to thank the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the European Commission for sponsoring this issue of the magazine.