Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 21 | Number 4 | December 2008

Special Issue: Coastal Ocean Processes

On the Cover: The cover art transforms an acoustic image of biological response to nonlinear internal waves (Figure 4 in Moum et al., this issue) to represent the suite of processes that may be ubiquitous in the global coastal ocean. CoOP’s organizing assumption is that a finite set of dominant processes controls the basic characteristics of all coastal environments. These processes differ in relative importance on a range of temporal and spatial scales, resulting in the observed variability of coastal ecosystems. CoOP’s goal has been to promote strategic interdisciplinary, process-oriented research at locations that differ in their relative mix of controlling processes to provide fundamental insights that can be applied to many coastal settings. Artwork by Anna Boyette, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
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Volume 21 Issue 04

Small-Scale Processes in the Coastal Ocean
By James N. Moum , Jonathan D. Nash, and Jody M. Klymak

Investigations of Air-Sea Gas Exchange in the CoOP Coastal Air-Sea Chemical Exchange Project
By James B. Edson , Michael D. DeGrandpre, Nelson Frew , and Wade R. McGillis

New Insights into the Controls and Mechanisms of Plankton Productivity in Coastal Upwelling Waters of the Northern California Current System
By Raphael M. Kudela, Neil S. Banas , John A. Barth, Elizabeth R. Frame , David A. Jay , John L. Largier , Evelyn J. Lessard, Tawnya D. Peterson, and Andrea J. Vander Woude

Biological Responses in a Dynamic Buoyant River Plume
By Mark A. Moline, Thomas K. Frazer, Robert Chant , Scott Glenn , Charles A. Jacoby, John R. Reinfelder, Jennifer Yost, Meng Zhou , and Oscar Schofield

The Decadal View of the Mid-Atlantic Bight from the COOLroom: Is Our Coastal System Changing?
By Oscar Schofield , Robert Chant , Bronwyn Cahill , Renato Castelao , Donglai Gong, Alex Kahl , Josh Kohut , Martin Montes-Hugo, Ramaya Ramadurai , Patricia Ramey, Xu Yi , and Scott Glenn

Winter-Spring Storms and Their Influence on Sediment Resuspension, Transport, and Accumulation Patterns in Southern Lake Michigan
By Brian J. Eadie , John A. Robbins , J. Val Klump, David J. Schwab , and David N. Edgington

Progress in Coastal Ocean Modeling During CoOP
By Roger M. Samelson, John S. Allen, and Parker MacCready

Dispersal of the Hudson River Plume in the New York Bight: Synthesis of Observational and Numerical Studies During LaTTE
By Robert J. Chant, John Wilkin, Weifeng Zhang, Byoung-Ju Choi , Eli Hunter, Renato Castelao, Scott Glenn , Joe Jurisa , Oscar Schofield, Robert Houghton, Josh Kohut, Thomas K. Frazer , and Mark A. Moline

Kilo Nalu: Physical/Biogeochemical Dynamics Above and Within Permeable Sediments
By Francis J. Sansone , Geno Pawlak, Timothy P. Stanton, Margaret A. McManus, Brian T. Glazer, Eric H. DeCarlo, Marion Bandet , Jeffrey Sevadjian, Kevin Stierhoff , Christopher Colgrove, Andrew B. Hebert , and In Chieh Chen

Forcing and Dynamics of Seafloor-Water Column Exchange on a Broad Continental Shelf
By William B. Savidge, Ann Gargett , Richard A. Jahnke, James R. Nelson, Dana K. Savidge , R. Timothy Short , and George Voulgaris

Special Issue Guest Editors

Richard A. Jahnke | Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA, USA
Deborah B. Jahnke | Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, GA, USA


The production of this issue was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grant number OCE-0301872 to the CoOP Program Office. Research discoveries presented in the contributions were made possible with support from NSF, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as referenced in individual acknowledgements in each contribution. The views herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding organizations.