Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 24 | Number 1 | March 2011

Special Issue: The Philippine Straits Dynamics Experiment

On the Cover: The complex geography of the islands, seas, and straits of the Philippines Archipelago poses challenges to observation and modeling. The Office of Naval Research sponsored the Philippine Straits Dynamics Experiment (PhilEx) to integrate in situ and remote observations with global and regional models to improve our understanding and predictive skill of archipelago-scale spatial and temporal variability. Front cover photo from iStock; back cover photos courtesy of Leilani Solera.
Cover PDF
Volume 24 Issue 01

Regional Oceanography of the Philippine Archipelago
By Arnold L. Gordon, Janet Sprintall , and Amy Ffield

Circulation in the Philippine Archipelago Simulated by 1/12° and 1/25° Global HYCOM and EAS NCOM
By Harley E. Hurlburt, E. Joseph Metzger, Janet Sprintall , Shelley N. Riedlinger, Robert A. Arnone, Toshiaki Shinoda, and Xiaobiao Xu

Two-Way Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Modeling of the PhilEx Intensive Observational Periods
By Paul W. May, James D. Doyle, Julie D. Pullen, and Laura T. David

Development of a Hindcast/Forecast Model for the Philippine Archipelago
By Hernan G. Arango, Julia C. Levin, Enrique N. Curchitser , Bin Zhang, Andrew M. Moore, Weiqing Han, Arnold L. Gordon, Craig M. Lee, and James B. Girton

Multiscale Physical and Biological Dynamics in the Philippine Archipelago: Predictions and Processes
By Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux, Patrick J. Haley Jr., Wayne G. Leslie , Arpit Agarwal , Oleg G. Logutov, and Lisa J. Burton

High-Frequency Nonlinear Internal Waves Around the Philippines
By Christopher R. Jackson, Yessy Arvelyna , and Ichio Asanuma

Internal Wave Climates of the Philippine Seas
By James B. Girton, Brian S. Chinn, and Matthew H. Alford

Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes in the Vicinity of an Island Strait
By Julie D. Pullen , Arnold L. Gordon, Janet Sprintall , Craig M. Lee, Matthew H. Alford , James D. Doyle, and Paul W. May

Barrier Layer Control of Entrainment and Upwelling in the Bohol Sea, Philippines
By Olivia C. Cabrera , Cesar L. Villanoy, Laura T. David , and Arnold L. Gordon

Tidally Driven Exchange in an Archipelago Strait: Biological and Optical Responses
By Burton H. Jones, Craig M. Lee , Gerardo Toro-Farmer, Emmanuel S. Boss, Michael C. Gregg, and Cesar L. Villanoy

Monsoon-Driven Coastal Upwelling Off Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines
By Cesar L. Villanoy, Olivia C. Cabrera, Aletta Yñiguez , Marianne Camoying , Asuncion de Guzman, Laura T. David , and Pierre Flament


Does Operational Oceanography Address the Needs of Fisheries and Applied Environmental Scientists
By Barbara Berx, Mark Dickey-Collas , Morten D. Skogen , Yann-Hervé De Roeck, Holger Klein , Rosa Barciela, Rodney M. Forster , Eric Dombrowsky , Martin Huret , Mark Payne , Yolanda Sagarminaga, and Corinna Schrum

Wall Across the Atlantic: Drift Bottles Released by Students Confirm that the Gulf Stream Prevents Subarctic Surface Drifters from Escaping South
By Curtis C. Ebbesmeyer , Igor M. Belkin, Helen E. Drost, Sarah Zimmermann , and Eddy C. Carmack

Special Issue Guest Editors

Arnold L. Gordon, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Cesar L. Villanoy, University of the Philippines Diliman


Production of this issue was supported by the Office of Naval Research.