Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 28 | Number 3 | September 2015

Special Issue on the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic

On the Cover: The Russian research vessel Professor Khromov​ plows its way through thin ice over the Chukchi Plateau on a US-Russian collaborative multidisciplinary mission to discover causes and consequences of diminishing sea ice cover on the Russian and US sides of the Chukchi Sea. Photo credit: Aleksey Ostrovskiy
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Volume 28 Issue 03

The Climate of the Pacific Arctic During the First RUSALCA Decade 2004–2013
By Kevin R. Wood , Jia Wang , Sigrid A. Salo, and Phyllis J. Stabeno

The Relationship Between Patterns of Benthic Fauna and Zooplankton in the Chukchi Sea and Physical Forcing
By Maria N. Pisareva, Robert S. Pickart , Katrin Iken , Elizaveta A. Ershova, Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, Lee W. Cooper, Bodil A. Bluhm, Carolina Nobre, Russell R. Hopcroft, Haoguo Hu , Jia Wang, Carin J. Ashjian , Ksenia N. Kosobokova, and Terry E. Whitledg

Long-Term Changes in Summer Zooplankton Communities of the Western Chukchi Sea, 1945–2012
By Elizaveta A. Ershova, Russell R. Hopcroft, Ksenia N. Kosobokova, Kohei Matsuno , R. John Nelson , Atsushi Yamaguchi , and Lisa B. Eisner

Time-Series Benthic Community Composition and Biomass and Associated Environmental Characteristics in the Chukchi Sea During the RUSALCA 2004–2012 Program
By Jacqueline M. Grebmeier , Bodil A. Bluhm, Lee W. Cooper , Stanislav G. Denisenko, Katrin Iken, Monika Kędra, and Carlos Serratos

Sediment Geochemistry and Diatom Distribution in the Chukchi Sea: Application for Bioproductivity and Paleoceanography
By Anatolii S. Astakhov, Alexander A. Bosin, Alexander N. Kolesnik, and Mariya S. Obrezkova

Source, Origin, and Spatial Distribution of Shallow Sediment Methane in the Chukchi Sea
By Tatiana Matveeva , Alexander S. Savvichev , Anastasiia Semenova , Elizaveta Logvina , Alexander N. Kolesnik, and Alexander A. Bosin

The Next Decade of RUSALCA
By Kathleen Crane

Special Issue Guest Editors

Kathleen Crane, Arctic Research Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Russell R. Hopcroft, Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks


​Publication of this special issue of Oceanography was made possible with funds from the Arctic Research Program, Climate Observation Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Arctic Research Commission.