Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 25 | Number 2 | June 2012

Special Issue: Internal Waves

On the Cover: Astronaut photograph (ISS009-E-7792) showing a large nonlinear internal wave packet in the Bali Sea impinging on Kangean Island in Indonesia. The wave packet is generated in Lombok Strait and propagates north (to the right in the image). Image courtesy of the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.”
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Volume 25 Issue 02

An Introduction to the Special Issue on Internal Waves
St. Laurent, L., M.H. Alford, and T. Paluszkiewicz. 2012. An introduction to the special issue on internal waves. Oceanography 25(2):15–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.37.

Global Modeling of Internal Tides Within an Eddying Ocean General Circulation Model
Arbic, B.K., J.G. Richman, J.F. Shriver, P.G. Timko, E.J. Metzger, and A.J. Wallcraft. 2012. Global modeling of internal tides within an eddying ocean general circulation model. Oceanography 25(2):20–29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.38.

Simulating the Long-Range Swell of Internal Waves Generated by Ocean Storms
Simmons, H.L., and M.H. Alford. 2012. Simulating the long-range swell of internal waves generated by ocean storms. Oceanography 25(2):30–41, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.39.

Mapping Low-Mode Internal Tides from Multisatellite Altimetry
Zhao, Z., M.H. Alford, and J.B. Girton. 2012. Mapping low-mode internal tides from multisatellite altimetry. Oceanography 25(2):42–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.40.

Power Estimates Associated With Internal Tides From the Monterey Bay Area
Jachec, S.M. 2012. Power estimates associated with internal tides from the Monterey Bay area. Oceanography 25(2):52–55, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.41.

Regional Models of Internal Tides
Carter, G.S., O.B. Fringer, and E.D. Zaron. 2012. Regional models of internal tides. Oceanography 25(2):56–65, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.42.

Internal Waves on the Washington Continental Shelf
Alford, M.H., J.B. Mickett, S. Zhang, P. MacCready, Z. Zhao, and J. Newton. 2012. Internal waves on the Washington continental shelf. Oceanography 25(2):66–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.43.

Are Any Coastal Internal Tides Predictable?
Nash, J.D., E.L. Shroyer, S.M. Kelly, M.E. Inall, T.F. Duda, M.D. Levine, N.L. Jones, and R.C. Musgrave. 2012. Are any coastal internal tides predictable? Oceanography 25(2):80–95, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.44.

Internal Solitary Waves in the Red Sea: An Unfolding Mystery
da Silva, J.C.B., J.M. Magalhães, T. Gerkema, and L.R.M. Maas. 2012. Internal solitary waves in the Red Sea: An unfolding mystery. Oceanography 25(2):96–107, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.45.

The Generation of Nonlinear Internal Waves
Jackson, C.R., J.C.B. da Silva, and G. Jeans. 2012. The generation of nonlinear internal waves. Oceanography 25(2):108–123, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.46.

Energy Release Through Internal Wave Breaking
van Haren, H., and L. Gostiaux. 2012. Energy release through internal wave breaking. Oceanography 25(2):124–131, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.47.

Examining Breaking Internal Waves on a Shelf Slope Using Numerical Simulations
Venayagamoorthy, S.K., and O.B. Fringer. 2012. Examining breaking internal waves on a shelf slope using numerical simulations. Oceanography 25(2):132–139, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.48.

Ocean Mixing by Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability
Smyth, W.D., and J.N. Moum. 2012. Ocean mixing by Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Oceanography 25(2):140–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.49.

The Direct Breaking of Internal Waves at Steep Topography
Klymak, J.M., S. Legg, M.H. Alford, M. Buijsman, R. Pinkel, and J.D. Nash. 2012. The direct breaking of internal waves at steep topography. Oceanography 25(2):150–159, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.50.

Breaking Topographic Lee Waves in a Tidal Channel in Luzon Strait
Pinkel, R., M. Buijsman, and J.M. Klymak. 2012. Breaking topographic lee waves in a tidal channel in Luzon Strait. Oceanography 25(2):160–165, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.51.


Mine Waste Disposal in the Ocean: An Introduction
Brunskill, G.J. 2012. Mine waste disposal in the ocean: An introduction. Oceanography 25(2):166–169, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.52.

Metal Dispersion Resulting from Mining Activities in Coastal Environments: A Pathways Approach
Koski, R.A. 2012. Metal dispersion resulting from mining activities in coastal environments: A pathways approach. Oceanography 25(2):170–183, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.53.

Gold Mining and Submarine Tailings Disposal: Review and Case Study
Edinger, E. 2012. Gold mining and submarine tailings disposal: Review and case study. Oceanography 25(2):184–199, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.54.

Journey to the Center of the Gyre: The Fate of the Tohoku Tsunami Debris Field
Bagulayan, A., J.N. Bartlett-Roa, A.L. Carter, B.G. Inman, E.M. Keen, E.C. Orenstein, N.V. Patin, K.N.S. Sato, E.C. Sibert, A.E. Simonis, A.M. Van Cise, and P.J.S. Franks. 2012. Journey to the center of the gyre: The fate of the Tohoku Tsunami debris field. Oceanography 25(2):200–207, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.55.


QUARTERDECK • Many Thanks to Oceanography Guest Editors—Past, Present, and Future
Kappel, E.S. 2012. Quarterdeck: Many thanks to Oceanography guest editors—Past, present, and future. Oceanography 25(2):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.56.

AWARDS • The 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting Student Awards
Awards: The 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting Student Awards. 2012. Oceanography 25(2):6.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • The 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Roman, M. 2012. From the President: The 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Oceanography 25(2):6, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.57.

RIP CURRENT – NEWS IN OCEANOGRAPHY • An Arctic Wild Card in the Weather
Greene, C.H., and B.C. Monger. 2012. An Arctic wild card in the weather. Oceanography 25(2):7–9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.58.

RIPPLE MARKS • Savannas of the Sea | Spirit of the Wetlands: Conservation of Cranes Leads to Protection of Asia's Most Extensive Wetlands | Cometh the (Mercury-Laden) Fog
Dybas, C.L. 2012. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 25(2):10–14, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.59.

ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE • Tsunamis: Are We Underestimating the Risk?
Bernard, E. 2012. Thirteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture— Tsunamis: Are we underestimating the risk? Oceanography 25(2):208–218, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.60.

COMMENTARY • Engineering Literacy for Undergraduates in Marine Science: A Case for Hands On
Boss, E., and J. Loftin. 2012. Spotlight on education—Engineering literacy for undergraduates in marine science: A case for hands on. Oceanography 25(2):219–221, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.61.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Why Do Today What Will Be Even Better Tomorrow?
Boxall, S. 2012. The oceanography classroom: Why do today what will be even better tomorrow? Oceanography 25(2):222–223, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.62.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2012. Oceanography 25(2):224–226.

OCEAN POLICY • US-Cuba Scientific Collaboration: Emerging Issues and Opportunities in Marine and Related Environmental Sciences
Machlis, G., T.A. Frankovich, P.M. Alcolado, E. García-Machado, A. Caridad Hernández-Zanuy, R.E. Hueter, N. Knowlton, E. Perera, and J.W. Tunnell Jr. 2012. Ocean policy—US-Cuba scientific collaboration: Emerging issues and opportunities in marine and related environmental sciences. Oceanography 25(2):227–231, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.63.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Matthew Alford, University of Washington

Terri Paluszkiewicz, Office of Naval Research

Louis St. Laurent, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


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