Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 24 | Number 4 | December 2011

Special Issue: The Oceanography of Taiwan

On the Cover: Photo taken from R/V Roger Revelle during the Internal Waves in Straits Experiment pilot mission in the South China Sea. The largest internal waves in the world are generated there, moving the sea’s layers up and down 200–400 m (as tall as a 100-story building). These waves sometimes break, just like the waves we see breaking on beaches, leading to tremendously strong turbulence—which has implications for the ocean’s general circulation and climate because of the large amounts of heat that they move around. Photo courtesy of Matthew H. Alford, University of Washington
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Volume 24 Issue 04

Typhoon-Ocean Interaction in the Western North Pacific: Part 1
By Eric D’Asaro, Peter Black, Luca Centurioni , Patrick Harr, Steven Jayne, I.-I. Lin , Craig M. Lee , Jan Morzel , Rosalinda Mrvaljevic , Pearn P. Niiler, Luc Rainville, Thomas Sanford , and Tswen Yung Tang

Typhoon-Ocean Interaction in the Western North Pacific: Part 2
By IamFei Pun , Ya-Ting Chang, I.-I. Lin , Tswen Yung Tang, and Ren-Chieh Lien

Seasonal and Mesoscale Variability of the Kuroshio Near Its Origin
By Daniel L. Rudnick , Sen Jan, Luca Centurioni , Craig M. Lee , Ren-Chieh Lien, Joe Wang, Dong-Kyu Lee, Ruo-Shan Tseng, Yoo Yin Kim, and Ching-Sheng Chern

From Luzon Strait to Dongsha Plateau: Stages in the Life of an Internal Wave
By David M. Farmer, Matthew H. Alford , Ren-Chieh Lien, Yiing Jiang Yang , Ming-Huei Chang, and Qiang Li

Turbulent Properties of Internal Waves in the South China Sea
By Louis St. Laurent , Harper Simmons, Tswen Yung Tang, and YuHuai Wang

Modeling and Prediction of Internal Waves in the South China Sea
By Harper Simmons , Ming-Huei Chang, Ya-Ting Chang, Shenn-Yu Chao, Oliver Fringer, Christopher R. Jackson, and Dong Shan Ko

Mean Structure and Variability of the Cold Dome Northeast of Taiwan
By Sen Jan , Chung-Chi Chen, Ya-Ling Tsai , Yiing Jiang Yang , Joe Wang, Ching-Sheng Chern , Glen Gawarkiewicz , Ren-Chieh Lien , Luca Centurioni , and Jia-Yu Kuo

Circulation and Intrusions Northeast of Taiwan: Chasing and Predicting Uncertainty in the Cold Dome
By Glen Gawarkiewicz , Sen Jan , Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux, Julie L. McClean , Luca Centurioni , Kevin Taylor, Bruce Cornuelle, Timothy F. Duda, Joe Wang, Yiing Jiang Yang, Thomas Sanford, Ren-Chieh Lien, Craig M. Lee, Ming-An Lee , Wayne Leslie , Patrick J. Haley Jr., Pearn P. Niiler, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Pedro Velez-Belchi , Dong-Kyu Lee, and Yoo Yin Kim

Sediment Dynamics Observed in the Jhoushuei River and Adjacent Coastal Zone in Taiwan Strait
By Hwa Chien, Wen-Son Chiang , Shuh-Ji Kao, James T. Liu , Kon-Kee Liu, and Philip L.-F. Liu

Special Issue Guest Editors

Terri Paluszkiewicz, Office of Naval Research
Tswen Yung David Tang, National Taiwan University


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