Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 27 | Number 3 | September 2014

Special Issue: Navy Operational Models

On the Cover: The Naval Oceanography mission is to provide environmental battlespace awareness to the operational forces. US Navy R&D focuses on improving knowledge and understanding of the maritime operating environment. This knowledge is used to build environmental prediction systems based on a combination of numerical models and real-time observations. Navy specialists use these systems, which range from global to tactical scales and from ocean and ice to the atmosphere, to provide an environmental picture to our sailors and soldiers, enabling them to exploit environmental variability and operate safely. Background photo: The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) leads a formation of US and Indonesian navy ships during a pass and review. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mark R. Alvarez / Released
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Volume 27 Issue 03

Overview of Operational Ocean Forecasting in the US Navy: Past, Present, and Future
Burnett, W., S. Harper, R. Preller, G. Jacobs, and K. LaCroix. 2014. Overview of operational ocean forecasting in the US Navy: Past, present, and future. Oceanography 27(3):24–31, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.65.

US Navy Operational Global Ocean and Arctic Ice Prediction Systems
Metzger, E.J., O.M. Smedstad, P.G. Thoppil, H.E. Hurlburt, J.A. Cummings, A.J. Wallcraft, L. Zamudio, D.S. Franklin, P.G. Posey, M.W. Phelps, P.J. Hogan, F.L. Bub, and C.J. DeHaan. 2014. US Navy operational global ocean and Arctic ice prediction systems. Oceanography 27(3):32–43, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.66.

Regional and Coastal Prediction with the Relocatable Ocean Nowcast/Forecast System
Rowley, C., and A. Mask. 2014. Regional and coastal prediction with the Relocatable Ocean Nowcast/Forecast System. Oceanography 27(3):44–55, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.67.

US Navy Global and Regional Wave Modeling
Rogers, W.E., J.D. Dykes, and P.A. Wittmann. 2014. US Navy global and regional wave modeling. Oceanography 27(3):56–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.68.

Forecasting the Ocean's Optical Environment Using the BioCast System
Jolliff, J.K., S. Ladner, R. Crout, P. Lyon, K. Matulewski, R.A. Arnone, and D. Lewis. 2014. Forecasting the ocean’s optical environment using the BioCast system. Oceanography 27(3):68–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.69.

Navy Nearshore Ocean Prediction Systems
Veeramony, J., M.D. Orzech, K.L. Edwards, M. Gilligan, J. Choi, E. Terrill, and T. De Paolo. 2014. Navy nearshore ocean prediction systems. Oceanography 27(3):80–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.70.

The US Navy Coupled Ocean-Wave Prediction System
Allard, R., E. Rogers, P. Martin, T. Jensen, P. Chu, T. Campbell, J. Dykes, T. Smith, J. Choi, and U. Gravois. 2014. The US Navy coupled ocean-wave prediction system. Oceanography 27(3):92–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.71.

Tropical Cyclone Prediction Using COAMPS-TC
Doyle, J.D., R.M. Hodur, S. Chen, Y. Jin, J.R. Moskaitis, S. Wang, E.A. Hendricks, H. Jin, and T.A. Smith. 2014. Tropical cyclone prediction using COAMPS-TC. Oceanography 27(3):104–115, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.72.

The Navy Global Environmental Model
Hogan, T.F., M. Liu, J.A. Ridout, M.S. Peng, T.R. Whitcomb, B.C. Ruston, C.A. Reynolds, S.D. Eckermann, J.R. Moskaitis, N.L. Baker, J.P. McCormack, K.C. Viner, J.G. McLay, M.K. Flatau, L. Xu, C. Chen, and S.W. Chang. 2014. The Navy Global Environmental Model. Oceanography 27(3):116–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.73.

The Navy's Application of Ocean Forecasting to Decision Support
Bub, F.L., A.C. Mask, K.R. Wood, D.G. Krynen, B.N. Lunde, C.J. DeHaan, E.J. Metzger, P.G. Posey, and J.A. Wallmark. 2014. The Navy’s application of ocean forecasting to decision support. Oceanography 27(3):126–137, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.74.


Operational Oceanography, End Users, and Social Network Sites: An Exploratory Analysis
Otero, P., M. Ruiz-Villarreal, G. González-Nuevo, and J.M. Cabanas. 2014. Operational oceanography, end users, and social network sites: An exploratory analysis. Oceanography 27(3):138–147, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.63.


Climate-Associated Regime Shifts Drive Decadal-Scale Variability in Recovery of North Atlantic Right Whale Population
Meyer-Gutbrod, E.L., and C.H. Greene. 2014. Climate-associated regime shifts drive decadal-scale variability in recovery of North Atlantic right whale population. Oceanography 27(3):148–153, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.64.


QUARTERDECK • Oceanography's Electronic Editions — Users, Please Comment!
Kappel, E.S. 2014. Quarterdeck: Oceanography’s electronic editions—Users, please comment! Oceanography 27(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.75.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • A Move Toward Interdependency
Abbott, M.R. 2014. From the President: A move toward interdependency. Oceanography 27(3):6–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.76.

RIPPLE MARKS • September Brings Crab Feasts—And Concerns for Chesapeake Blue Crabs
Dybas, C.L. 2014. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 27(3):8–9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.77.

COMMENTARY • Understanding the Role of the Biological Pump in the Global Carbon Cycle: An Imperative for Ocean Science
Honjo, S., T.I. Eglinton, C.D. Taylor, K.M. Ulmer, S.M. Sievert, A. Bracher, C.R. German, V. Edgcomb, R. Francois, M.D. Iglesias-Rodriguez, B. Van Mooy, and D.J. Repeta. 2014. Understanding the role of the biological pump in the global carbon cycle: An imperative for ocean science. Oceanography 27(3):10–16, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.78.

COMMENTARY • Augmenting the Biological Pump: The Shortcomings of Geoengineered Upwelling
Bauman, S.J., M.T. Costa, M.B. Fong, B.M. House, E.M. Perez, M.H. Tan, A.E. Thornton, and P.J.S. Franks. 2014. Augmenting the biological pump: The shortcomings of geoengineered upwelling. Oceanography 27(3):17–23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.79.

Garrison, T. 2014. The oceanography classroom: A student bestiary. Oceanography 27(3):154–155, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.80.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2014. Oceanography 27(3):156–159.

BOOK REVIEW • To the Denmark Strait: Oceanographers Search for a Mysterious Current
Lee, C.M. 2014. Review of To the Denmark Strait: Oceanographers Search for a Mysterious Current, by D. Murphy. Oceanography 27(3):160, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.81.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Ruth Preller, Naval Research Laboratory


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.