Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 19 | Number 1 | March 2006

Special Issue: Advances in Computational Oceanography

On the Cover: Modeled distributions of chlorophyll a from a global biogeochemical model (courtesy of Mathew Maltrud, Los Alamos National Laboratory), with images of (clockwise, from the top): Antarctic krill/Euphasia superba (Alfred Wegener Institute); the Southern Ocean diatom/Fragilariopsis kerguelensis (National Centre for Oceanography, Southampton UK); the copepod/Acartia longiremis (Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks); the coccolithophore/Emiliania huxleyi (National Centre for Oceanography, Southampton UK); the prokaryotic cynamobacterium/Synechococcus (J. Waterbury, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution); and the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium/Trichodesmium (Doney et al. 2004. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2:457).
Cover PDF
Volume 19 Issue 01

The Always-Connected World and Its Impacts on Ocean Research
Abbott, M.R., and C.E. Sears. 2006. The always-connected world and its impacts on ocean research. Oceanography 19(1):14–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.88.

Modeling Ocean Ecosystems: The PARADIGM Program
Rothstein, L.M., J.J. Cullen, M. Abbott, E.P. Chassignet, K. Denman, S.C. Doney, H. Ducklow, K. Fennel, M. Follows, D. Haidvogel, E. Hoffman, D.M. Karl, J. Kindle, I. Lima, M. Maltrud, C. McClain, D. McGillicuddy, M.J. Olascoaga, Y. Spitz, J. Wiggert, and J. Yoder. 2006. Modeling ocean ecosystems: The PARADIGM program. Oceanography 19(1):22–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.89.

Using Computer Simulations to Help Understand Flow Statistics and Structures at the Air-Ocean Interface
Shen, L., and D.K.P. Yue. 2006. Using computer simulations to help understand flow statistics and structures at the air-ocean interface. Oceanography 19(1):52–63, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.90.

A New Hybrid Model for Coastal Simulations
Fringer, O.B., J.C. McWilliams, and B.L. Street. 2006. A new hybrid model for coastal simulations. Oceanography 19(1):64–77, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.91.

An Unstructured Grid, Finite-Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) System
Chen, C., R.C. Beardsley, and G. Cowles. 2006. An unstructured grid, finite-volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM) system. Oceanography 19(1):78–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.92.

Quantifying Uncertainties in Ocean Predictions
Lermusiaux, P.F.J., C-S. Chiu, G.G. Gawarkiewicz, P. Abbot, A.R. Robinson, R.N. Miller, P.J. Haley, W.G. Leslie, S.J. Majumdar, A. Pang, and F. Lekien. 2006. Quantifying uncertainties in ocean predictions. Oceanography 19(1):90–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.93.

Measures of the Fidelity of Eddying Ocean Models
McClean, J.L., M.E. Maltrud, and F.O. Bryan. 2006. Measures of the fidelity of eddying ocean models. Oceanography 19(1):104–117, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.94.

Generalized Vertical Coordinates for Eddy-Resolving Global and Coastal Ocean Forecasts
Chassignet, E.P., H.E. Hurlburt, O.M. Smedstad, G.R. Halliwell, A.J. Wallcraft, E.J. Metzger, B.O. Blanton, C. Lozano, D.B. Rao, P.J. Hogan, and A. Srinivasan. 2006. Generalized vertical coordinates for eddy-resolving global and coastal ocean forecasts. Oceanography 19(1):118–129, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.95.

Coastal Forecasts and Storm Surge Predictions for Tropical Cyclones: A Timely Partnership Program
Graber, H.C., V.J. Cardone, R.E. Jensen, D.N. Slinn, S.C. Hagen, A.T. Cox, and C. Grassl. 2006. Coastal forecasts and storm surge predictions for tropical cyclones: A timely partnership program. Oceanography 19(1):130–141, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.96.

Tsunamis and Challenges for Accurate Modeling
Dalrymple, R.A., S.T. Grilli, and J.T. Kirby. 2006. Tsunamis and challenges for accurate modeling. Oceanography 19(1):142–151, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.97.


What Have We Learned About Ocean Variability from Satellite Ocean Color Imagers?
Yoder, J.A., and M.A. Kennelly. 2006. What have we learned about ocean variability from satellite ocean color imagers? Oceanography 19(1):152–171, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.98.


QUARTERDECK • Decoding Models
Kappel, E.S., and T. Paluszkiewicz. 2006. Quarterdeck: Decoding models. Oceanography 19(1):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.99.

Clark, L. 2006. From the President: All about TOS people. Oceanography 19(1):7–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.100.

Letters. 2006. Oceanography 19(1):9.

RIPPLE MARKS • The Red Light District | Unexpected Catch | Once Mountain Ice, Now Cold Seawater | Dark Energy
Dybas, C.L. 2006. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 19(1):10–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.101.

MEETING REPORT • Progress and Prospects of U.S. Data Assimilation in Ocean Research
Lermusiaux, P.F.J., P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, D. Stammer, J. Carton, J. Cummings, and A.M. Moore. 2006. Meeting report: Progress and prospects of U.S. data assimilation in ocean research. Oceanography 19(1):172–183, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.102.

Garrison, T. 2006. Education: Boiling for science. Oceanography 19(1):184–186, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.103.

AWARDS • 2006 Walter Munk Award
Awards: 2006 Walter Munk Award. 2006. Oceanography 19(1):187.

BOOK REVIEW • Satellite Monitoring of Inland and Coastal Water Quality: Retrospection, Introspection, Future Directions
Mobley, C.D. 2006. Review of Satellite Monitoring of Inland and Coastal Water Quality: Retrospection, Introspection, Future Directions, by R.P. Bukata. Oceanography 19(1):188–189, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.104.

BOOK REVIEW • Down to the Sea for Science: 75 Years of Ocean Research, Education, and Exploration at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Greene, C.H. 2006. Review of Down to the Sea for Science: 75 Years of Ocean Research, Education, and Exploration at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, by V. Cullen. Oceanography 19(1):189–191, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.105.

BOOK REVIEW • Sounds in the Sea: From Ocean Acoustics to Acoustical Oceanography
Munk, W. 2006. Review of Sounds in the Sea: From Ocean Acoustics to Acoustical Oceanography, by H. Medwin. Oceanography 19(1):192–194, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.106.

BOOK REVIEW • Baroclinic Tides: Theoretical Modeling and Observational Evidence
Müller, P. 2006. Review of Baroclinic Tides: Theoretical Modeling and Observational Evidence, by V. Vlasenko, N. Stashchuck, and K. Hutter. Oceanography 19(1):195–197, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.107.

BOOK REVIEW • Computer Modelling in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Building Knowledge
O’Brien, J.J. 2006. Review of Computer Modelling in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: Building Knowledge, by P. Müller and H. von Storch. Oceanography 19(1):197–198, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.108.

BOOK REVIEW • Ocean Sciences: Bridging the Millennia— A Spectrum of Historical Accounts
Wadhams, P. 2006. Review of Ocean Sciences: Bridging the Millennia—A Spectrum of Historical Accounts, edited by S. Morcos, M. Zhu, R. Charlier, M. Gerges, G. Kullenberg, W. Lenz, M. Lu, and E. Zou, and English editor G. Wright. Oceanography 19(1):198–199, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.109.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Terri Paluszkiewicz, Office of Naval Research


We would like to thank the Office of Naval Research-National Oceanographic Partnership Program for sponsoring this issue of the magazine.