Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 18 | Number 4 | December 2005

Special Issue: The Indonesian Seas

On the Cover: Satellite-based data are used to construct the view of sea surface temperature (SST) and surface chlorophyll a for the southeast monsoon months of June through August when winds blow towards Southeast Asia. The lower panel shows the seafloor morphology of the Indonesian seas and the primary pathways followed by the Pacific to Indian Ocean flow—the Indonesian throughflow—as defined by water mass characteristics. Gordon (this issue) discusses these images and provides scale information.
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Volume 18 Issue 04

Progress in Oceanography of the Indonesian Seas: A Historical Perspective
By John I. Pariwono, Abdul Gani Ilahude, and Malikusworo Hutomo

Sea Surface Temperature and its Variability in the Indonesian Region
By Tangdong Qu , Yan Du, Jane Strachan, Gary Meyers , and Julia Slingo

M2 Baroclinic Tides in the Indonesian Seas
By Robin Robertson and Amy Ffield

A Brief Overview of Tides in the Indonesian Seas
By Richard D. Ray , Gary D. Egbert, and Svetlana Y. Erofeeva

Ocean Internal Waves Observed in the Lombok Strait
By R. Dwi Susanto, Leonid Mitnik, and Quanan Zheng

Ekman Mass and Heat Transport in the Indonesian Seas
By Janet Sprintall and W. Timothy Liu

Indonesian Seas Finestructure Variability
By Amy Ffield and Robin Robertson

Seasonal Variation of Pelagic Fish Catch Around Java
By Nani Hendiarti , Suwarso, Edvin Aldrian, Khairul Amri , Retno Andiastuti , Suhendar I. Sachoemar, and Ikhsan Budi Wahyono

Special Issue Guest Editors

Arnold L. Gordon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


We would like to thank the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for sponsoring this issue of the magazine.