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
By William Burnett , Scott Harper , Ruth Preller, Gregg Jacobs , and Kevin LaCroix

US Navy Operational Global Ocean and Arctic Ice Prediction Systems
By E. Joseph Metzger, Ole Martin Smedstad , Prasad G. Thoppil, Harley E. Hurlburt , James A. Cummings, Alan J. Wallcraft, Luis Zamudio , Deborah S. Franklin, Pamela G. Posey, Michael W. Phelps, Patrick J. Hogan, Frank L. Bub, and Chris J. DeHaan

US Navy Global and Regional Wave Modeling
By W. Erick Rogers , James D. Dykes, and Paul A. Wittmann

Forecasting the Ocean's Optical Environment Using the BioCast System
By Jason Keith Jolliff , Sherwin Ladner, Richard Crout , Paul Lyon, Kenneth Matulewski, Robert A. Arnone, and David Lewis

Navy Nearshore Ocean Prediction Systems
By Jayaram Veeramony, Mark D. Orzech, Kacey L. Edwards, Michael Gilligan , Jeikook Choi, Eric Terrill , and Tony De Paolo

The US Navy Coupled Ocean-Wave Prediction System
By Richard Allard , Erick Rogers, Paul Martin, Tommy Jensen, Philip Chu, Tim Campbell, James Dykes, Travis Smith, Jeikook Choi, and Uriah Gravois

Tropical Cyclone Prediction Using COAMPS-TC
By James D. Doyle, Richard M. Hodur , Sue Chen, Yi Jin, Jonathan R. Moskaitis, Shouping Wang, Eric A. Hendricks, Hao Jin , and Travis A. Smith

The Navy Global Environmental Model
By Timothy F. Hogan, Ming Liu , James A. Ridout , Melinda S. Peng , Timothy R. Whitcomb, Benjamin C. Ruston, Carolyn A. Reynolds, Stephen D. Eckermann , Jon R. Moskaitis, Nancy L. Baker , John P. McCormack , Kevin C. Viner , Justin G. McLay, Maria K. Flatau, Liang Xu , Chaing Chen , and Simon W. Chang

The Navy's Application of Ocean Forecasting to Decision Support
By Frank L. Bub (retired) , Andrea C. Mask, Kelly R. Wood, Dennis G. Krynen , Bruce N. Lunde , Christopher J. DeHaan , E. Joseph Metzger, Pamela G. Posey , and Jay A. Wallmark


Operational Oceanography, End Users, and Social Network Sites: An Exploratory Analysis
By Pablo Otero , Manuel Ruiz-Villarreal, Gonzalo González-Nuevo, and Jose Manuel Cabanas


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.


COMMENTARY • Understanding the Role of the Biological Pump in the Global Carbon Cycle: An Imperative for Ocean Science
By Susumu Honjo, Timothy I. Eglinton , Craig D. Taylor , Kevin M. Ulmer, Stefan M. Sievert , Astrid Bracher, Christopher R. German , Virginia Edgcomb , Roger Francois, M. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez , Benjamin Van Mooy , and Daniel J. Repeta

COMMENTARY • Augmenting the Biological Pump: The Shortcomings of Geoengineered Upwelling
By Susie J. Bauman, Matthew T. Costa, Michael B. Fong, Brian M. House, Elena M. Perez, Maxine H. Tan, Alexander E. Thornton, and Peter J.S. Franks

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

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.