Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 23 | Number 4 | December 2010

Special Issue: The Future of Oceanography from Space

On the Cover: Cover depicts the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite observatory in orbit off the coast of South America. The NASA Aquarius instrument will measure sea surface salinity, a key tracer for understanding ocean circulation and global freshwater balance. The artwork was designed by Kevin Miller, NASA Science Support Office, based on Aqua-MODIS data provided by Gene Feldman and Norman Kuring, NASA Ocean Color Group. The rendering of the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite was done by T. Britt Griswold, NASA Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.
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The Future of Oceanography from Space: Introduction to the Special Issue
Lindstrom, E.J., and N. Maximenko. 2010. The future of oceanography from space: Introduction to the special issue. Oceanography 23(4):12–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.01.

Eddy Dynamics from Satellite Altimetry
Fu, L.-L., D.B. Chelton, P.-Y. Le Traon, and R. Morrow. 2010. Eddy dynamics from satellite altimetry. Oceanography 23(4):14–25, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.02.

Global Sea Level Rise: Recent Progress and Challenges for the Decade to Come
Willis, J.K., D.P. Chambers, C.-Y. Kuo, and C.K. Shum. 2010. Global sea level rise: Recent progress and challenges for the decade to come. Oceanography 23(4):26–35, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.03.

Ocean Winds and Turbulent Air-Sea Fluxes Inferred From Remote Sensing
Bourassa, M.A., S.T. Gille, D.L. Jackson, J.B. Roberts, and G.A. Wick. 2010. Ocean winds and turbulent air-sea fluxes inferred from remote sensing. Oceanography 23(4):36–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.04.

Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction at Oceanic Mesoscales
Chelton, D.B., and S.-P. Xie. 2010. Coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction at oceanic mesoscales. Oceanography 23(4):52–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.05.

Satellite Observations of Ocean Circulation Changes Associated With Climate Variability
Lee, T., S. Hakkinen, K. Kelly, B. Qiu, H. Bonekamp, and E.J. Lindstrom. 2010. Satellite observations of ocean circulation changes associated with climate variability. Oceanography 23(4):70–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.06.

The Ocean and the Global Water Cycle
Lagerloef, G., R. Schmitt, J. Schanze, and H.-Y. Kao. 2010. The ocean and the global water cycle. Oceanography 23(4):82–93, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.07.

Monitoring Ocean Currents with Satellite Sensors
Dohan, K., and N. Maximenko. 2010. Monitoring ocean currents with satellite sensors. Oceanography 23(4):94–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.08.

Study of Marine Ecosystems and Biogeochemistry Now and in the Future: Examples of the Unique Contributions from Space
Yoder, J.A., S.C. Doney, D.A. Siegel, and C. Wilson. 2010. Study of marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry now and in the future: Examples of the unique contributions from space. Oceanography 23(4):104–117, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.09.

Monitoring Coral Reefs from Space
Eakin, C.M., C.J. Nim, R.E. Brainard, C. Aubrecht, C. Elvidge, D.K. Gledhill, F. Muller-Karger, P.J. Mumby, W.J. Skirving, A.E. Strong, M. Wang, S. Weeks, F. Wentz, and D. Ziskin. 2010. Monitoring coral reefs from space. Oceanography 23(4):118–133, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.10.

Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Thickness and Kinematics: Satellite Retrievals and Modeling
Kwok, R., and D. Sulsky. 2010. Arctic Ocean sea ice thickness and kinematics: Satellite retrievals and modeling. Oceanography 23(4):134–143, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.11.

Ocean Measurements from Space in 2025
Freeman, A., V. Zlotnicki, T. Liu, B. Holt, R. Kwok, S. Yueh, J. Vazquez, D. Siegel, and G. Lagerloef. 2010. Ocean measurements from space in 2025. Oceanography 23(4):144–161, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.12.


QUARTERDECK • A Tribute to Peter Niiler
Maximenko, N., and E.J. Lindstrom. 2010. Quarterdeck: A tribute to Peter Niiler. Oceanography 23(4):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.13.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Building TOS Membership
Roman, M. 2010. From the President: Building TOS membership. Oceanography 23(4):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.14.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • A Sum of All Knowledge, or A Knowlege of All Sums?
Boxall, S. 2010. The oceanography classroom: A sum of all knowledge, or a knowlege of all sums? Oceanography 23(4):162–164, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.16.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Drifters, Drogues, and Circulation
Manley, T.O. 2010. Hands-on oceanography: Drifters, drogues, and circulation. Oceanography 23(4):165–171, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.17.

BOOK REVIEW • Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research
B. Weissling. 2010. Review of Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research, edited by H. Eicken. Oceanography 23(4):173–174, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.18.

BOOK REVIEW • Of Seas and Ships and Scientists: The Remarkable Story of the UK's National Institute of Oceanography
E. Mills. 2010. Review of Of Seas and Ships and Scientists: The Remarkable Story of the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography, edited by A. Laughton, J. Gould, T. Tucker, and H. Roe.Oceanography 23(4):174–176, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.19.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2010. Oceanography 23(4):177–179.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Eric J. Lindstrom, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Nikolai Maximenko, University of Hawaii


Production of this issue was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.