Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 24 | Number 2 | June 2011

Special Issue: Sea Level

On the Cover: Flooded streets in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005. Sinking land and rising sea level exacerbated the disaster. Additional factors may determine the impact of other regions, but as sea level continues to rise over the next century, coastal communities around the world will face tough choices about how to respond. US Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Niemi.
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Volume 24 Issue 02

Sea Level: An Introduction to the Special Issue
By Josh K. Willis , Laury Miller , and Gregory Mountain

A 180-Million-Year Record of Sea Level and Ice Volume Variations from Continental Margin and Deep-Sea Isotopic Records
By Kenneth G. Miller , Gregory S. Mountain , James D. Wright , and James V. Browning

Holocene Sea Level Changes Along the United States' Atlantic Coast
By Simon E. Engelhart, Benjamin P. Horton, and Andrew C. Kemp

Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Changes in Sea Level
By Philip L. Woodworth , W. Roland Gehrels, and R. Steven Nerem

Ocean Density Change Contributions to Sea Level Rise
By Gregory C. Johnson and Susan E. Wijffels

Balancing the Sea Level Budget
By Eric W. Leuliette and Josh K. Willis

Understanding and Projecting Sea Level Change
By John A. Church, Jonathan M. Gregory , Neil J. White, Skye M. Platten, and Jerry X. Mitrovica


Rogue Wave Observations Off the US West Coast
By Burkard Baschek and Jennifer Imai

OBIS-USA: A Data-Sharing Legacy of the Census of Marine Life
By George R. Sedberry, Daphne G. Fautin, Michael Feldman , Mark D. Fornwall, Philip Goldstein, and Robert P. Guralnick

An International Quiet Ocean Experiment
By Ian L. Boyd , George Frisk , Ed Urban , Peter Tyack , Jesse Ausubel , Sophie Seeyave, Doug Cato, Brandon Southall , Michael Weise , Rex Andrew , Tomonari Akamatsu , René Dekeling , Christine Erbe, David Farmer, Roger Gentry , Tom Gross, Anthony Hawkins, Fenghua Li, Kathy Metcalf , James H. Miller , David Moretti , Cristian Rodrigo, and Tomio Shinke


Characterizing the Effects of Two Storms on the Coastal Waters of O'ahu, Hawai'i, Using Data from the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
By Michael S. Tomlinson , Eric H. De Carlo, Margaret A. McManus , Geno Pawlak , Grieg F. Steward, Francis J. Sansone, Olivia D. Nigro, Ross E. Timmerman, Jennifer Patterson , Sergio Jaramillo , and Chris E. Ostrander

Special Issue Guest Editors

Josh Willis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Laury Miller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Gregory Mountain, Rutgers University