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.
Cover PDF
Volume 19 Issue 03

A History of Physical Oceanographic Research in the Japan/East Sea
Danchenkov, M.A., V.B. Lobanov, S.C. Riser, K. Kim, M. Takematsu, and J.-H. Yoon. 2006. A history of physical oceanographic research in the Japan/East Sea. Oceanography 19(3):18–31, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.41.

Japan/East Sea Water Masses and Their Relation to the Sea's Circulation
Talley, L.D., D.-H. Min, V.B. Lobanov, V.A. Luchin, V.I. Ponomarev, A.N. Salyuk, A.Y Shcherbina, P.Y. Tishchenko, and I. Zhabin. 2006. Japan/East Sea water masses and their relation to the sea’s circulation. Oceanography 19(3):32–49, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.42.

Currents Through the Korea/Tsushima Strait: A Review of LINKS Observations
Teague, W.J., D.S. Ko, G.A. Jacobs, H.T. Perkins, J.W. Book, S.R. Smith, K.-I. Chang, M.-S. Suk, K. Kim, S.J. Lyu, and T.Y. Tang. 2006. Currents through the Korea/Tsushima Strait: A review of LINKS observations. Oceanography 19(3):50–63, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.43.

Currents, Eddies, and a "Fish Story" in the Southwestern Japan/East Sea
Watts, D.R., M. Wimbush, K.L. Tracey, W.J. Teague, J.-H. Park, D.A. Mitchell, J.-H. Yoon, M.-S. Suk, and K.-I. Chang. 2006. Currents, eddies, and a “fish story” in the southwestern Japan/East Sea. Oceanography 19(3):64–75, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.44.

Rapid Variability in the Japan/East Sea: Basin Oscillations, Internal Tides, and Near-Inertial Oscillations
Park, J.-H., D.R. Watts, M. Wimbush, J.W. Book, K.L. Tracey, and Y. Xu. 2006. Rapid variability in the Japan/East Sea: Basin oscillations, internal tides, and near-inertial oscillations. Oceanography 19(3):76–85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.45.

Some Lessons Learned from Comparisons of Numerical Simulations and Observations of the JES Circulation
Mooers, C.N.K., H.S. Kang, I. Bang, and D.P. Snowden. 2006. Some lessons learned from comparisons of numerical simulations and observations of the JES circulation. Oceanography 19(3):86–95, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.46.

Winter Atmospheric Conditions over the Japan/East Sea: The Structure and Impact of Severe Cold-Air Outbreaks
Dorman, C.E., C.A. Friehe, D. Khelif, A. Scotti, J. Edson, R.C. Beardsley, R. Limeburner, and S.S. Chen. 2006. Winter atmospheric conditions over the Japan/East Sea: The structure and impact of severe cold-air outbreaks. Oceanography 19(3):96–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.47.

Intermediate Water Formation at the Japan/East Sea Subpolar Front
Lee, C.M., L.N. Thomas, and Y. Yoshikawa. 2006. Intermediate water formation at the Japan/East Sea subpolar front. Oceanography 19(3):110–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.48.

Biological Structure and Seasonality in the Japan/East Sea
Ashjian, C., R. Arnone, C. Davis, B. Jones, M. Kahru, C. Lee, and B.G. Mitchell. 2006. Biological structure and seasonality in the Japan/East Sea. Oceanography 19(3):122–133, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.49.

Why do Intrathermocline Eddies Form in the Japan/East Sea? A Modeling Perspective
Hogan, P.J., and H.E. Hurlburt. 2006. Why do intrathermocline eddies form in the Japan/East Sea? A modeling perspective. Oceanography 19(3):134–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.50.


QUARTERDECK • Sharing Our Successes
Kappel, E.S., and G. Muller-Parker. 2006. Quaterdeck: Sharing Our successes. Oceanography 19(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.51.

Clark, L. 2006. From the President: Leaks happen. Oceanography 19(3):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.52.

Letters. 2006. Oceanography 19(3):8.

IN MEMORY OF • Judith Munk, 1925–2006: A Friend of Oceanography
In memory of Judith Munk, 1925-2006: A friend of oceanography. 2006. Oceanography 19(3):9.

RIPPLE MARKS • Music of the Spheres | Red Rain | Kelp Highway | Killifish Adapt to Toxins | Fueling Fishing
Dybas, C.L. 2006. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 19(3):10–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.53.

INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE • East of Korea and West of Japan… The Very Model of Modern Major Oceanography
Brink, K.H., and S.P. Murray. 2006. Special issue intro: East of Korea and west of Japan…The very model of modern major oceanography. Oceanography 19(3):14–16, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.54.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Back to Basics, With a Twist
Garrison, T. 2006. Education: Back to basics, with a twist. Oceanography 19(3):144–145, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.55.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • An Introduction to Finding Context
Boucher, J., and L.E. Sahl. 2006. Hands-on oceanography: An introduction to finding context. Oceanography 19(3):146–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.56.

BOOK REVIEW • Hydro to Navoceano: 175 Years of Ocean Survey and Prediction by the U.S. Navy
Weir, G. 2006. Review of Hydro to Navoceano: 175 Years of Ocean Survey and Prediction by the U.S. Navy, by C.C. Bates. Oceanography 19(3):150–151, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.57.

BOOK REVIEW • The Turbulent Ocean
Smyth, W.D. 2006. Review of The Turbulent Ocean, by S.A. Thorpe. Oceanography 19(3):151–153, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.58.

BOOK REVIEW • Chemical Oceanography (Third Edition)
Benitez-Nelson, C. 2006. Review of Chemical Oceanography (Third Edition), F.J. Millero.Oceanography 19(3):153–154, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.59.

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.