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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SPECIAL ISSUE FEATURES

A History of Taiwan/US Oceanographic Research in the South China Sea
Ramp, S.R., and T.Y. Tang. 2011. A history of Taiwan/US oceanographic research in the South China Sea. Oceanography 24(4):16–23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.90.

Typhoon-Ocean Interaction in the Western North Pacific: Part 1
D’Asaro, E., P. Black, L. Centurioni, P. Harr, S. Jayne, I.-I. Lin, C. Lee, J. Morzel, R. Mrvaljevic, P.P. Niiler, L. Rainville, T. Sanford, and T.Y. Tang. 2011. Typhoon-ocean interaction in the western North Pacific: Part 1. Oceanography 24(4):24–31, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.91.

Typhoon-Ocean Interaction in the Western North Pacific: Part 2
Pun, I.F., Y.-T. Chang, I.-I. Lin, T.Y. Tang, and R.-C. Lien. 2011. Typhoon-ocean interaction in the western North Pacific: Part 2. Oceanography 24(4):32–41, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.92.

Biogeochemical Responses in the Southern East China Sea After Typhoons
Hung, C.-C., and G.-C. Gong. 2011. Biogeochemical responses in the southern East China Sea after typhoons. Oceanography 24(4):42–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.93.

Seasonal and Mesoscale Variability of the Kuroshio Near Its Origin
Rudnick, D.L., S. Jan, L. Centurioni, C.M. Lee, R.-C. Lien, J. Wang, D.-K. Lee, R.-S. Tseng, Y.Y. Kim, and C.-S. Chern. 2011. Seasonal and mesoscale variability of the Kuroshio near its origin. Oceanography 24(4):52–63, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.94.

From Luzon Strait to Dongsha Plateau: Stages in the Life of an Internal Wave
Farmer, D.M., M.H. Alford, R.-C. Lien, Y.J. Yang, M.-H. Chang, and Q. Li. 2011. From Luzon Strait to Dongsha Plateau: Stages in the life of an internal wave. Oceanography 24(4):64–77, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.95.

Turbulent Properties of Internal Waves in the South China Sea
St. Laurent, L., H. Simmons, T.Y. Tang, and Y.H. Wang. 2011. Turbulent properties of internal waves in the South China Sea. Oceanography 24(4):78–87, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.96.

Modeling and Prediction of Internal Waves in the South China Sea
Simmons, H., M.-H. Chang, Y.-T. Chang, S.-Y. Chao, O. Fringer, C.R. Jackson, and D.S. Ko. 2011. Modeling and prediction of internal waves in the South China Sea. Oceanography 24(4):88–99, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.97.

Mean Structure and Variability of the Cold Dome Northeast of Taiwan
Jan, S., C.-C. Chen, Y.-L. Tsai, Y.J. Yang, J. Wang, C.-S. Chern, G. Gawarkiewicz, R.-C. Lien, L. Centurioni, and J.-Y. Kuo. 2011. Mean structure and variability of the cold dome northeast of Taiwan. Oceanography 24(4):100–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.98.

Circulation and Intrusions Northeast of Taiwan: Chasing and Predicting Uncertainty in the Cold Dome
Gawarkiewicz, G., S. Jan, P.F.J. Lermusiaux, J.L. McClean, L. Centurioni, K. Taylor, B. Cornuelle, T.F. Duda, J. Wang, Y.J. Yang, T. Sanford, R.-C. Lien, C. Lee, M.-A. Lee, W. Leslie, P.J. Haley Jr., P.P. Niiler, G. Gopalakrishnan, P. Velez-Belchi, D.-K. Lee, and Y.Y. Kim. 2011. Circulation and intrusions northeast of Taiwan: Chasing and predicting uncertainty in the cold dome. Oceanography 24(4):110–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.99.

Sediment Dynamics Observed in the Jhoushuei River and Adjacent Coastal Zone in Taiwan Strait
Chien, H., W.-S. Chiang, S.-J. Kao, J.T. Liu, K.-K. Liu, and P.L.-F. Liu. 2011. Sediment dynamics observed in the Jhoushuei River and adjacent coastal zone in Taiwan Strait. Oceanography 24(4):122–131, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.100.

Benefits of International Student Exchange and International Cooperation
Chang, Y.-T., and M.-H. Chang. 2011. Benefits of international student exchange and international cooperation. Oceanography 24(4):132–133, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.101.

DEPARTMENTS

QUARTERDECK • Three Examples of Failure…Or at Least They Thought So
Kappel, E.S. 2011. Quarterdeck: Three examples of failure…Or at least they thought so. Oceanography 24(4):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.102.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • The 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Roman, M. 2011. From the President: The 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Oceanography 24(4):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.103.

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • A Collaboration for the Exploration of the Oceanography of Taiwan
Tang, T.Y., and T. Paluszkiewicz. 2011. From the Guest Editors: A collaboration for the exploration of the oceanography of Taiwan. Oceanography 24(4):14–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.105.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • How Often Do You Plagiarize in Class?
Boxall, S. 2011. The oceanography classroom: How often do you plagiarize in class? Oceanography 24(4):134–135, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.106.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Lake in a Bottle: A Laboratory Demonstration of the Unusual Stability Properties of Freshwater
Austin, J.A., E.B. Voytek, J. Halbur, and M.A. Macuiane. 2011. Hands-on oceanography: Lake in a bottle—A laboratory demonstration of the unusual stability properties of freshwater. Oceanography 24(4):136–142, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.107.

BOOK REVIEW • River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis
Paola, C. 2011. Review of River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis, by J.D. Milliman and K.L. Farnsworth. Oceanography 24(4):143–144, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.108.

BOOK REVIEW • Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter
Drazen, J.C. 2011. Review of Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter, by E. Prager. Oceanography 24(4):144–145, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.109.

BOOK REVIEW • Life in the Mid Atlantic
Roper, C.F.E. 2011. Review of Life in the Mid Atlantic, by P. Boyle. Oceanography 24(4):146–147, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.110.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2011. Oceanography 24(4):148–150.

OCEAN POLICY • Working the National Ocean Policy and Making the National Ocean Policy Work
Fetter, S., and J. Jensen. 2011. Ocean policy: Working the National Ocean Policy and making the National Ocean Policy work. Oceanography 24(4):151–152, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.111.

Special Issue Guest Editors

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

Sponsors

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