Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 26 | Number 2 | June 2013

Special Issue: Ocean Remote Sensing With Synthetic Aperture Radar

On the Cover: TerraSAR-X satellite gathering synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery of a tropical cyclone. Wind vectors can be derived from SAR data. TerraSAR-X graphic courtesy of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). SAR image was processed by M. Caruso, University of Miami. Photo of stormy ocean resulting from Hurricane Isabel by M. Drennan, University of Miami.
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Volume 26 Issue 02

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Introduction to the Special Issue on Ocean Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar
Graber, H.C., and J. Horstmann. 2013. Introduction to the special issue on ocean remote sensing with synthetic aperture radar. Oceanography 26(2):18–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.35.

An Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging
Ager, T.P. 2013. An introduction to synthetic aperture radar imaging. Oceanography 26(2):20–33, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.28.

Seasat to RADARSAT-2: Research to Operations
Monaldo, F.M., C.R. Jackson, and W.G. Pichel. 2013. Seasat to RADARSAT-2: Research to operations. Oceanography 26(2):34–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.29.

Tropical Cyclone Winds Retrieved from Synthetic Aperture Radar
Horstmann, J., C. Wackerman, S. Falchetti, and S. Maresca. 2013. Tropical cyclone winds retrieved from synthetic aperture radar. Oceanography 26(2):46–57, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.30.

Signature of Large Aspect Ratio Roll Vortices in Synthetic Aperture Radar Images of Tropical Cyclones
Foster, R. 2013. Signature of large aspect ratio roll vortices in synthetic aperture radar images of tropical cyclones. Oceanography 26(2):58–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.31.

Nonlinear Internal Waves in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
Jackson, C.R., J.C.B. da Silva, G. Jeans, W. Alpers, and M.J. Caruso. 2013. Nonlinear internal waves in synthetic aperture radar imagery. Oceanography 26(2):68–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.32.

Meteo-Marine Parameters and Their Variability Observed by High Resolution Satellite Radar Images
Lehner, S., A. Pleskachevsky, D. Velotto, and S. Jacobsen. 2013. Meteo-marine parameters and their variability observed by high resolution satellite radar images. Oceanography 26(2):80–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.36.

The Future of SAR-Based Oceanography: High-Resolution Current Measurements by Along-Track Interferometry
Romeiser, R. 2013. The future of SAR-based oceanography: High-resolution current measurements by along-track interferometry. Oceanography 26(2):92–99, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.37.

Sea Ice Monitoring by Synthetic Aperture Radar
Dierking, W. 2013. Sea ice monitoring by synthetic aperture radar. Oceanography 26(2):100–111, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.33.

Oil Spills and Slicks Imaged by Synthetic Aperture Radar
Caruso, M.J., M. Migliaccio, J.T. Hargrove, O. Garcia-Pineda, and H.C. Graber. 2013. Oil spills and slicks imaged by synthetic aperture radar. Oceanography 26(2):112–123, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.34.

Detection of Floating Oil Anomalies from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill with Synthetic Aperture Radar
Garcia-Pineda, O., I. MacDonald, C. Hu, J. Svejkovsky, M. Hess, D. Dukhovskoy, and S.L. Morey. 2013. Detection of floating oil anomalies from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with synthetic aperture radar. Oceanography 26(2):124–137, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.38.

Slicks as Indicators for Marine Processes
Gade, M., V. Byfield, S. Ermakov, O. Lavrova, and L. Mitnik. 2013. Slicks as indicators for marine processes. Oceanography 26(2):138–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.39.

Imaging Ships from Satellites
Mallas, P.A., and H.C. Graber. 2013. Imaging ships from satellites. Oceanography 26(2):150–155, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.71.


Using Scientific Meetings to Enhance the Development of Early Career Scientists
Urban, E.R. Jr., and R. Boscolo. 2013. Using scientific meetings to enhance the development of early career scientists. Oceanography 26(2):164–170, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.16.

The Extended Ellett Line: Discoveries from 65 Years of Marine Observations West of the UK
Holliday, N.P., and S.A. Cunningham. 2013. The Extended Ellett Line: Discoveries from 65 years of marine observations west of the UK. Oceanography 26(2):156–163, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.17.


Melting Ice: What is Happening to Arctic Sea Ice, and What Does It Mean for Us?
Walsh, J.E. 2013. Melting ice: What is happening to Arctic sea ice, and what does it mean for us? Oceanography 26(2):171–181, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.19.


QUARTERDECK • Rip Current: Getting Your Oceanography News Posted Quickly
Kappel, E.S. 2013. Quarterdeck—Rip Current: Getting your oceanography news posted quickly. Oceanography 26(2):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.21.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Science and Society: Broadening Our Outlook
Abbott, M.R. 2013. From the President—Science and society: Broadening our outlook. Oceanography 26(2):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.22.

RIP CURRENT – NEWS IN OCEANOGRAPHY • Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Measured by Satellite Altimetry
Lillibridge, J., M. Lin, and C.K. Shum. 2013. Hurricane Sandy storm surge measured by satellite altimetry. Oceanography 26(2):8–9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.18.

RIP CURRENT – NEWS IN OCEANOGRAPHY • Life and Death Sounds of Iceberg A53a
Dziak, R.P., M.J. Fowler, H. Matsumoto, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, M. Park, K. Warren, and W.S. Lee. 2013. Life and death sounds of Iceberg A53a. Oceanography 26(2):10–12, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.20.

RIPPLE MARKS • Stingray City: Underwater Free-for-All? | Hanging by a Thread On Rocky Shores | Where's the Sunscreen? Look on a Coral Reef
Dybas, C.L. 2013. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 26(2):14–17, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.23.

Boxall, S. 2013. The oceanography classroom: Time for time series. Oceanography 26(2):182–183, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.24.

BOOK REVIEW • The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton
Sherr, E. 2013. Review of The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates: Models for Marine Plankton, edited by J.R. Dolan, D.J.S. Montagnes, S. Agatha, W. Coats, and D.K. Stoecker. Oceanography 26(2):184–185, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.25.

BOOK REVIEW • Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Introduction to Marine Science
Campbell, L. 2013. Review of Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Introduction to Marine Science, by David W. Townsend. Oceanography 26(2):186–187, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.26.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2013. Oceanography 26(2):188–190.

OCEAN POLICY • Fisheries Management in a Changing Climate: Lessons from the 2012 Ocean Heat Wave in the Northwest Atlantic
Mills, K.E., A.J. Pershing, C.J. Brown, Y. Chen, F.-S. Chiang, D.S. Holland, S. Lehuta, J.A. Nye, J.C. Sun, A.C. Thomas, and R.A. Wahle. 2013. Fisheries management in a changing climate: Lessons from the 2012 ocean heat wave in the Northwest Atlantic. Oceanography 26(2):191–195, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.27.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Hans Graber, University of Miami
Jochen Horseman, Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholz Center Geesthacht


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