Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 19 | Number 3 | March 2006

Special Issue: The Japan/East Sea

On the Cover: The High Salinity Intermediate Water in the Japan/East Sea, identified as a vertical maximum in salinity, originates from surface waters that are cooled and sink to this depth in the northeastern Japan/East Sea in the general region where salinity is highest in the surface. The shape of the surface is its depth, and the contoured color is the salinity. The data were collected on the R/V Roger Revelle and R/V Professor Kromov in summer 1999, and are described in the article by Talley et al. (this issue). Igor Yashayev produced this figure at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography from data provided by Lynne Talley.
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Volume 19 Issue 03

A History of Physical Oceanographic Research in the Japan/East Sea
By Mikhail A. Danchenkov, Vyacheslav B. Lobanov, Stephen C. Riser, Kuh Kim, Masaki Takematsu, and Jong-Hwan Yoon

Japan/East Sea Water Masses and Their Relation to the Sea's Circulation
By Lynne D. Talley, Dong-Ha Min , Vyacheslav B. Lobanov, Vladimir A. Luchin, Vladimir I. Ponomarev, Anatoly N. Salyuk, Andrey Y. Shcherbina, Pavel Y. Tishchenko, and Igor Zhabin

Currents Through the Korea/Tsushima Strait: A Review of LINKS Observations
By William J. Teague, Dong S. Ko, Gregg A. Jacobs, Henry T. Perkins, Jeffrey W. Book, Scott R. Smith, Kyung-Il Chang, Moon-Sik Suk, Kuh Kim, Sang Jin Lyu , and Tswen Y. Tang

Currents, Eddies, and a "Fish Story" in the Southwestern Japan/East Sea
By D. Randolph Watts, Mark Wimbush, Karen L. Tracey, William J. Teague, Jae-Hun Park, Douglas A. Mitchell , Jong-Hwan Yoon, Moon-Sik Suk, and Kyung-Il Chang

Rapid Variability in the Japan/East Sea: Basin Oscillations, Internal Tides, and Near-Inertial Oscillations
By Jae-Hun Park, D. Randolph Watts, Mark Wimbush, Jeffrey W. Book, Karen L. Tracey, and Yongsheng Xu

Some Lessons Learned from Comparisons of Numerical Simulations and Observations of the JES Circulation
By Christopher N.K. Mooers, HeeSook Kang , Inkweon Bang, and Derrick P. Snowden

Winter Atmospheric Conditions over the Japan/East Sea: The Structure and Impact of Severe Cold-Air Outbreaks
By Clive E. Dorman, Carl A. Friehe , Djamal Khelif , Alberto Scotti , James Edson, Robert C. Beardsley, Richard Limeburner, and Shuyi S. Chen

Intermediate Water Formation at the Japan/East Sea Subpolar Front
By Craig M. Lee , Leif N. Thomas, and Yutaka Yoshikawa

Biological Structure and Seasonality in the Japan/East Sea
By Carin Ashjian, Robert Arnone, Cabell Davis, Burton Jones, Mati Kahru, Craig M. Lee, and B. Gregory Mitchell

Special Issue Guest Editors

Kenneth H. Brink, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Stephen P. Murray, Office of Naval Reseach


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