Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 21 | Number 1 | March 2008

Special Issue: Salinity

On the Cover: Schematic showing floats, drifters, gliders, moorings, ships, and satellites sampling an ocean volume in sufficient density to constrain the upper-ocean salinity budget and thus surface freshwater flux. Gliders patrol the boundaries, floats and drifters monitor the interior, and flux buoys and satellites assess air-sea interactions. Such control-volume experiments run over several seasonal cycles will greatly aid the representation of upper-ocean advection and mixing processes in climate models. For further discussion, see “What’s Next for Salinity” on p. 82 of this issue.
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Salinity and the Global Water Cycle
Schmitt, R.W. 2008. Salinity and the global water cycle. Oceanography 21(1):12–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.63.

Sea Surface Salinity Trends over Fifty Years Within the Subtropical North Atlantic
Gordon, A.L., and C.F. Giulivi. 2008. Sea surface salinity trends over fifty years within the subtropical North Atlantic. Oceanography 21(1):20–29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.64.

Evolution of North Atlantic Water Masses Inferred from Labrador Sea Salinity Series
Yashayaev, I., and A. Clarke. 2008. Evolution of North Atlantic water masses inferred from Labrador Sea salinity series. Oceanography 21(1):30–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.65.

Interannual to Interdecadal Salinity Variations Observed Near Hawaii: Local and Remote Forcing by Surface Freshwater Fluxes
Lukas, R., and F. Santiago-Mandujano. 2008. Interannual to interdecadal salinity variations observed near Hawaii: Local and remote forcing by surface freshwater fluxes. Oceanography 21(1):46–55, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.66.

Salinity in Argo: A Modern View of a Changing Ocean
Riser, S.C., L. Ren, and A. Wong. 2008. Salinity in Argo: A modern view of a changing ocean. Oceanography 21(1):56–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.67.

The Aquarius/SAC-D Mission: Designed to Meet the Salinity Remote-Sensing Challenge
Lagerloef, G., F.R. Colomb, D. Le Vine, F. Wentz, S. Yueh, C. Ruf, J. Lilly, J. Gunn, Y. Chao, A. deCharon, G. Feldman, and C. Swift. 2008. The Aquarius/SAC-D Mission: Designed to meet the salinity remote-sensing challenge. Oceanography 21(1):68–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.68.

What's Next for Salinity?
The CLIVAR Salinity Working Group. 2008. What’s next for salinity?Oceanography 21(1):82–85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.69.


Eastern US Continental Shelf Carbon Budget: Integrating Models, Data Assimilation, and Analysis
The USECoS Team. 2008. Eastern US continental shelf carbon budget: Integrating models, data assimilation, and analysis. Oceanography 21(1):86–104, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.70.


QUARTERDECK • Qualities of a Good Mentor
Kappel, E.S. 2008. Quarterdeck: Qualities of a good mentor. Oceanography 21(1):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.71.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • The Salt of the Sea
Spinrad, R. 2008. From the President: The salt of the sea. Oceanography 21(1):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.72.

Feller, R.J. 2008. The oceanography classroom: An awakening (Part I). Oceanography 21(1):105–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.74.

BOOK REVIEW • The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity, and Change
Harvey, N. 2008. Review of The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity, and Change, by D. Hopley, S.G. Smithers, and K.E. Parnell. Oceanography 21(1):110–112, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.75.

BOOK REVIEW • The Unnatural History of the Sea
Read, A.J. 2008. Review of The Unnatural History of the Sea, by C.M. Roberts. Oceanography 21(1):112–113, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.76.

BOOK REVIEW • Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Edwards, C.A. 2008. Review of Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, by J.C. McWilliams. Oceanography 21(1):114–115, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.77.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Raymond W. Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


This issue was generously sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.