Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 30 | Number 3 | September 2017

Special Issue on Sedimentary Processes Building a Tropical Delta Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Mekong System

On the Cover: Landsat image of Mekong Delta and adjacent ocean on September 18, 2014, during period of intense fieldwork described in the special issue section. Shown are the turbid distributary channels, complex mangrove shorelines, and surface plumes extending into the East Sea. Image was processed by MDA Information Systems, and is oriented so north is up on the page.
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FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Introduction to the Special Issue on Sedimentary Processes Building a Tropical Delta Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Mekong System
Nittrouer, C.A., J.C. Mullarney, M.A. Allison, and A.S. Ogston. 2017. Introduction to the special issue on sedimentary processes building a tropical delta yesterday, today, and tomorrow: The Mekong System. Oceanography 30(3):10–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.310.

How Tidal Processes Impact the Transfer of Sediment from Source to Sink: Mekong River Collaborative Studies
Ogston, A.S., M.A. Allison, R.L. McLachlan, D.J. Nowacki, and J.D. Stephens. 2017. How tidal processes impact the transfer of sediment from source to sink: Mekong River collaborative studies. Oceanography 30(3):22–33, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.311.

A Question of Scale: How Turbulence Around Aerial Roots Shapes the Seabed Morphology in Mangrove Forests of the Mekong Delta
Mullarney, J.C., S.M. Henderson, B.K. Norris, K.R. Bryan, A.T. Fricke, D.R. Sandwell, and D.P. Culling. 2017. A question of scale: How turbulence around aerial roots shapes the seabed morphology in mangrove forests of the Mekong Delta. Oceanography 30(3):34–47, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.​2017.312.

Buried Alive or Washed Away: The Challenging Life of Mangroves in the Mekong Delta
Fagherazzi, S., K.R. Bryan, and W. Nardin. 2017. Buried alive or washed away: The challenging life of mangroves in the Mekong Delta. Oceanography 30(3):48–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.313.

The Mekong Continental Shelf: The Primary Sink for Deltaic Sediment Particles and Their Passengers
Nittrouer, C.A., D.J. DeMaster, E.F. Eidam, T.T. Nguyen, J.P. Liu, A.S. Ogston, and P.V. Phung. 2017. The Mekong continental shelf: The primary sink for deltaic sediment particles and their passengers. Oceanography 30(3):60–70, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.314.

Challenges of Observational Oceanography in the Modern Coastal Ocean
Nittrouer, C.A. 2017. Challenges of observational oceanography in the modern coastal ocean. Oceanography 30(3):71, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.315.

Stratigraphic Formation of the Mekong River Delta and Its Recent Shoreline Changes
Liu, J.P., D.J. DeMaster, T.T. Nguyen, Y. Saito, V.L. Nguyen, T.K.O. Ta, and X. Li. 2017. Stratigraphic formation of the Mekong River Delta and its recent shoreline changes. Oceanography 30(3):72–83, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.316.

Modeling the Process Response of Coastal and Deltaic Systems to Human and Global Changes: Focus on the Mekong System
Meselhe, E., D. Roelvink, C. Wackerman, F. Xing, and V.Q. Thanh. 2017. Modeling the process response of coastal and deltaic systems to human and global changes: Focus on the Mekong system. Oceanography 30(3):84–97, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.317.

Sedimentation and Survival of the Mekong Delta: A Case Study of Decreased Sediment Supply and Accelerating Rates of Relative Sea Level Rise
Allison, M.A., C.A. Nittrouer, A.S. Ogston, J.C. Mullarney, and T.T. Nguyen. 2017. Sedimentation and survival of the Mekong Delta: A case study of decreased sediment supply and accelerating rates of relative sea level rise. Oceanography 30(3):98–109, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.318.


Internal Waves Along the Malvinas Current: Evidence of Transcritical Generation in Satellite Imagery
Magalhães, J.M., and J.C.B. da Silva. 2017. Internal waves along the Malvinas Current: Evidence of transcritical generation in satellite imagery. Oceanography 30(3):110–119, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.319.


QUARTERDECK • The Garden of Science
Kappel, E.S. 2017. The garden of science. Oceanography 30(3):3, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.301.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Planning the Future of Ocean Sciences
Mix, A.C. 2017. Planning the future of ocean sciences. Oceanography 30(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.302.

RIPPLE MARKS • The Jumbo Carbon Footprint of a Surf-and-Turf Dinner
Dybas, C.L. 2017. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 30(3):6–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.303.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Assessing Cross-Shore and Alongshore Variation in Beach Morphology Due to Wave Climate: Storms to Decades
Gallop, S.L., M.D. Harley, R.W. Brander, J.A. Simmons, K.D. Splinter, and I.L. Turner. 2017. Assessing cross-shore and alongshore variation in beach morphology due to wave climate: Storms to decades. Oceanography 30(3):120–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.304.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Inspiration: The Source and the Drive
Boxall, S. 2017. Inspiration: The source and the drive. Oceanography 30(3):126–127, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.305.

BOOK REVIEW • The Oceanographer’s Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers
Van Dover, C.L. 2017. Review of The Oceanographer’s Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers, by G.A. Maul. Oceanography 30(3):128, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.306.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and Insights. 2017. Oceanography 30(3):129–131.

AWARDS • The 2017 Walter Munk Award: Andone C. Lavery
The 2017 Walter Munk Award: Andone C. Lavery. 2017. Oceanography 30(3):132.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Charles Nittrouer, University of Washington
Julia Mullarney, University of Waikato
Mead Allison, Tulane University
Andrea Ogston, University of Washington


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Office of Naval Research through grant N00014-17-1-2888 to the University of Washington, Seattle.