Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 31 | Number 3 | September 2018

Special Issue on Mathematical Aspects of Physical Oceanography

On the Cover: This SeaWiFS image, constructed using data collected on June 13, 2002, highlights the presence of biological activity in the ocean west of British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago. The bright red, green, and turquoise patches, which indicate high concentrations of chlorophyll, also make visible a number of eddies in the Pacific Ocean. Image credit: SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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FROM THE GUEST EDITORS: Introduction to the Special Issue on Mathematical Aspects of Physical Oceanography
Constantin, A., and G. Haller. 2018. Introduction to the special issue on mathematical aspects of physical oceanography. Oceanography 31(3):12–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.303.

The Value of Asymptotic Theories in Physical Oceanography
Johnson, R.S. 2018. The value of asymptotic theories in physical oceanography. Oceanography 31(3):14–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.304.

Nonlinear Features of Equatorial Ocean Flows
Henry, D. 2018. Nonlinear features of equatorial ocean flows. Oceanography 31(3):22–27, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.305.

On the Vorticity of Mesoscale Ocean Currents
Martin, C.I. 2018. On the vorticity of mesoscale ocean currents. Oceanography 31(3):28–35, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.306.

Simplified Models for Equatorial Waves with Vertical Structure
Wheeler, M.H. 2018. Simplified models for equatorial waves with vertical structure. Oceanography 31(3):36–41, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.307.

Steady Large-Scale Ocean Flows in Spherical Coordinates
Constantin, A., and R.S. Johnson. 2018. Steady large-scale ocean flows in spherical coordinates. Oceanography 31(3):42–50, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.308.

On a Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Model of Pacific Equatorial Ocean Dynamics: Velocities and Flow Paths
Basu, B. 2018. On a three-dimensional nonlinear model of Pacific equatorial ocean dynamics: Velocities and flow paths. Oceanography 31(3):51–58, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.309.

Short-Term Predictions of Oceanic Drift
Christensen, K.H., Ø. Breivik, K.-F. Dagestad, J. Röhrs, and B. Ward. 2018. Short-term predictions of oceanic drift. Oceanography 31(3):59–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.310.

Applying the Stereographic Projection to Modeling of the Flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Haziot, S.V., and K. Marynets. 2018. Applying the stereographic projection to modeling of the flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Oceanography 31(3):68–75, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.311.


A Multidisciplinary Approach for Generating Globally Consistent Data on Mesophotic, Deep-Pelagic, and Bathyal Biological Communities
Woodall, L.C., D.A. Andradi-Brown, A.S. Brierley, M.R. Clark, D. Connelly, R.A. Hall, K.L. Howell, V.A.I. Huvenne, K. Linse, R.E. Ross, P. Snelgrove, P.V. Stefanoudis, T.T. Sutton, M. Taylor, T.F. Thornton, and A.D. Rogers. 2018. A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic, and bathyal biological communities. Oceanography 31(3):76–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.301.

Functioning of Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems and Implications for Oil Spill Response: From Observations to Mechanisms and Models
Greer, A.T., A.M. Shiller, E.E. Hofmann, J.D. Wiggert, S.J. Warner, S.M. Parra, C. Pan, J.W. Book, D. Joung, S. Dykstra, J.W. Krause, B. Dzwonkowski, I.M. Soto, M.K. Cambazoglu, A.L. Deary, C. Briseño-Avena, A.D. Boyette, J.A. Kastler, V. Sanial, L. Hode, U. Nwankwo, L.M. Chiaverano, S.J. O’Brien, P.J. Fitzpatrick, Y.H. Lau, M.S. Dinniman, K.M. Martin, P. Ho, A.K. Mojzis, S.D. Howden, F.J. Hernandez, I. Church, T.N. Miles, S. Sponaugle, J.N. Moum, R.A. Arnone, R.K. Cowen, G.A. Jacobs, O. Schofield, and W.M. Graham. 2018. Functioning of coastal river-​dominated ecosystems and implications for oil spill response: From observations to mechanisms and models. Oceanography 31(3):90–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.302.


QUARTERDECK • Let’s Try Some Math for a Change
Kappel, E.S. 2018. Let’s try some math for a change. Oceanography 31(3):3, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.312.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Policies for a Member-Run Organization
Mix, A.C. 2018. Policies for a member-run organization. Oceanography 31(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.313.

RIPPLE MARKS • Over the Hump: Beleaguered in Whaling Days, Humpback Whales Chart a New Course in the Gulf of Maine
Dybas, C.L. 2018. Over the hump: Beleaguered in whaling days, humpback whales chart a new course in the Gulf of Maine. Oceanography 31(3):6–11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.314.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • You Say Color, I Say Colour, She Says Colugo
Boxall, S. 2018. You say color, I say colour, she says colugo. Oceanography 31(3):104–105, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2018.315.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and Insights. 2018. Oceanography 31(3):106–108.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Adrian Constantin, University of Vienna
George Haller, ETH Zürich