Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 22 | Number 3 | September 2009

Special Issue: The Revolution in Global Ocean Forecasting — GODAE: 10 Years of Achievement

On the Cover: Operational oceanography integrates in situ (here, an Argo float) and satellite (here, Jason-1 altimeter satellite) observations with ocean models to describe and forecast the three-dimensional ocean. Courtesy Mercator Ocean.
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Volume 22 Issue 03

GODAE: The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment
Bell, M.J., M. Lefèbvre, P.-Y. Le Traon, N. Smith, and K. Wilmer-Becker. 2009. GODAE: The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment. Oceanography 22(3):14–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.62.

An Overview of Global Observing Systems Relevant to GODAE
Clark, C., and the In Situ Observing System Authors, and S. Wilson and the Satellite Observing System Authors. 2009. An overview of global observing systems relevant to GODAE. Oceanography 22(3):22–33, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.63.

The GODAE High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project
Donlon, C.J., K.S. Casey, I.S. Robinson, C.L. Gentemann, R.W. Reynolds, I. Barton, O. Arino, J. Stark, N. Rayner, P. LeBorgne, D. Poulter, J. Vazquez-Cuervo, E. Armstrong, H. Beggs, D. Llewellyn-Jones, P.J. Minnett, C.J. Merchant, and R. Evans. 2009. The GODAE High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project. Oceanography 22(3):34–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.64.

Argo: The Challenge of Continuing 10 Years of Progress
Roemmich, D., and the Argo Steering Team. 2009. Argo: The challenge of continuing 10 years of progress. Oceanography 22(3):46–55, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.65.

Data Assembly and Processing For Operational Oceanography: 10 Years of Achievements
Le Traon, P.-Y., G. Larnicol, S. Guinehut, S. Pouliquen, A. Bentamy, D. Roemmich, C. Donlon, H. Roquet, G. Jacobs, D. Griffin, F. Bonjean, N. Hoepffner, and L.-A. Breivik. 2009. Data assembly and processing for operational oceanography: 10 years of achievements. Oceanography 22(3):56–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.66.

Serving GODAE Data and Products to the Ocean Community
Blower, J.D., F. Blanc, M. Clancy, P. Cornillon, C. Donlon, P. Hacker, K. Haines, S.C. Hankin, T. Loubrieu, S. Pouliquen, M. Price, T.F. Pugh, and A. Srinivasan. 2009. Serving GODAE sata and products to the ocean community. Oceanography 22(3):70–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.67.

GODAE Systems in Operation
Dombrowsky, E., L. Bertino, G.B. Brassington, E.P. Chassignet, F. Davidson, H.E. Hurlburt, M. Kamachi, T. Lee, M.J. Martin, S. Mei, and M. Tonani. 2009. GODAE systems in operation. Oceanography 22(3):80–95, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.68.

Ocean Data Assimilation Systems for GODAE
Cummings, J., L. Bertino, P. Brasseur, I. Fukumori, M. Kamachi, M.J. Martin, K. Mogensen, P. Oke, C.E. Testut, J. Verron, and A. Weaver. 2009. Ocean data assimilation systems for GODAE. Oceanography 22(3):96–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.69.

High-Resolution Global and Basin-Scale Ocean Analyses and Forecasts
Hurlburt, H.E., G.B. Brassington, Y. Drillet, M. Kamachi, M. Benkiran, R. Bourdallé-Badie, E.P. Chassignet, G.A. Jacobs, O. Le Galloudec, J.-M. Lellouche, E.J. Metzger, P.R. Oke, T.F. Pugh, A. Schiller, O.M. Smedstad, B. Tranchant, H. Tsujino, N. Usui, and A.J. Wallcraft. 2009. High-resolution global and basin-scale ocean analyses and forecasts. Oceanography 22(3):110–127, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.70.

Validation and Intercomparison Studies Within GODAE
Hernandez, F., L. Bertino, G. Brassington, E. Chassignet, J. Cummings, F. Davidson, M. Drévillon, G. Garric, M. Kamachi, J.-M. Lellouche, R. Mahdon, M.J. Martin, A. Ratsimandresy, and C. Regnier. 2009.  Validation and intercomparison studies within GODAE. Oceanography 22(3):128–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.71.

Observing System Evaluations Using GODAE Systems
Oke, P.R., M.A. Balmaseda, M. Benkiran, J.A. Cummings, E. Dombrowsky, Y. Fujii, S. Guinehut, G. Larnicol, P.-Y. Le Traon, and M.J. Martin. 2009. Observing system evaluations using GODAE systems. Oceanography 22(3):144–153, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.72.

Ocean Initialization for Seasonal Forecasts
Balmaseda, M.A., O.J. Alves, A. Arribas, T. Awaji, D.W. Behringer, N. Ferry, Y. Fujii, T. Lee, M. Rienecker, T. Rosati, and D. Stammer. 2009. Ocean initialization for seasonal forecasts. Oceanography 22(3):154–159, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.73.

Ocean State Estimation for Climate Research
Lee, T., T. Awaji, M.A. Balmaseda, E. Greiner, and D. Stammer. 2009. Ocean state estimation for climate research. Oceanography 22(3):160–167, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.74.

Marine Oil Pollution Prediction
Hackett, B., E. Comerma, P. Daniel, and H. Ichikawa. 2009. Marine oil pollution prediction. Oceanography 22(3):168–175, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.75.

Applications of GODAE Ocean Current Forecasts to Search and Rescue and Ship Routing
Davidson, F.J.M., A. Allen, G.B. Brassington, Ø. Breivik, P. Daniel, M. Kamachi, S. Sato, B. King, F. Lefevre, M. Sutton, and H. Kaneko. 2009. Applications of GODAE ocean current forecasts to search and rescue and ship routing. Oceanography 22(3):176–181, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.76.

GODAE Applications Useful to Navies Throughout the World
Jacobs, G.A., R. Woodham, D. Jourdan, and J. Braithwaite. 2009. GODAE applications useful to navies throughout the world. Oceanography 22(3):182–189, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.77.

Applications of Satellite-Derived Ocean Measurements to Tropical Cyclone Intensity Forecasting
Goni, G., M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, C. Sampson, I. Ginis, F. Bringas, A. Mavume, C. Lauer, I.-I. Lin, M.M. Ali, P. Sandery, S. Ramos-Buarque, K. Kang, A. Mehra, E. Chassignet, and G. Halliwell. 2009. Applications of satellite-derived ocean measurements to tropical cyclone intensity forecasting. Oceanography 22(3):190–197, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.78.

Applications in Coastal Modeling and Forecasting
De Mey, P., P. Craig, F. Davidson, C.A. Edwards, Y. Ishikawa, J.C. Kindle, R. Proctor, K.R. Thompson, J. Zhu, and the GODAE Coastal and Shelf Seas Working Group (CSSWG) Community. 2009. Applications in coastal modeling and forecasting. Oceanography 22(3):198–205, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.79.

Integrating Biogeochemistry and Ecology Into Ocean Data Assimilation Systems
Brasseur, P., N. Gruber, R. Barciela, K. Brander, M. Doron, A. El Moussaoui, A.J. Hobday, M. Huret, A.-S. Kremeur, P. Lehodey, R. Matear, C. Moulin, R. Murtugudde, I. Senina, and E. Svendsen. 2009. Integrating biogeochemistry and ecology into ocean data assimilation systems. Oceanography 22(3):206–215, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.80.


Ocean Fertilization: Science, Policy, and Commerce
Strong, A.L., J.J. Cullen, and S.W. Chisholm. 2009. Ocean fertilization: Science, policy, and commerce. Oceanography 22(3):236–261, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.83.


Observing Biogeochemical Cycles at Global Scales with Profiling Floats and Gliders: Prospects for a Global Array
Johnson, K.S., W.M. Berelson, E.S. Boss, Z. Chase, H. Claustre, S.R. Emerson, N. Gruber, A. Körtzinger, M.J. Perry, and S.C. Riser. 2009. Observing biogeochemical cycles at global scales with profiling floats and gliders: Prospects for a global array. Oceanography 22(3):216–225, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.81.

Hudson-70: The First Circumnavigation of the Americas
Wadhams, P. 2009. Hudson-70: The first circumnavigation of the Americas. Oceanography 22(3):226–235, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.82.


QUARTERDECK • Fortieth Anniversaries
Kappel, E.S. 2009. Quarterdeck: Fortieth anniversaries. Oceanography 22(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.84.

Wadhams, P. 2009. Letter to the Editor. Oceanography 22(3):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.85.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • The Answer is Engagement
Thoroughgood, C. 2009. From the President: The answer is engagement. Oceanography 22(3):8–9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.86.

WORKSHOP REPORT • Professional Societies Begin Ocean Science K–12 Education Collaboration
Cook, S., and G. Muller-Parker. 2009. Workshop report: Professional societies begin ocean science K–12 education collaboration. Oceanography 22(3):262–267, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.88.

Garrison, T. 2009. The oceanography classroom: In praise of travel. Oceanography 22(3):268–269, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.89.

BOOK REVIEW • Global Warming: The Complete Briefing (Fourth Edition)
Syvitski, J.P.M. 2009. Review of Global Warming: The Complete Briefing (Fourth Edition), by J.T. Houghton. Oceanography 22(3):270–271, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.90.

BOOK REVIEW • Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small
Jackson, G. 2009. Review of Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small, by D.B. Dusenbery. Oceanography 22(3):271–272, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.91.

BOOK REVIEW • Drill Me a Painting: A Scientist's Impressions Aboard an Ocean Drilling Research Vessel
Moran, K. 2009. Review of Drill Me a Painting: A Scientist’s Impressions Aboard an Ocean Drilling Research Vessel, by C. Laverne. Oceanography 22(3):272, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.92.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Michael J. Bell, UK Met Office
Pierre-Yves Le Traon, IFREMER
Kristen Wilmer-Becker, UK Met Office


Production of this issue was funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Office of Naval Research. The results presented in the contributions were made possible by a number of different supporting organizations and agencies and are 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. The authors and guest editors of this issue wish to thank the sponsors for their strong support.