Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 32 | Number 2 | June 2019

Special Issue on SPURS-2: Salinity Processes in the Upper-Ocean Regional Study 2

On the Cover: A montage of photos from the SPURS-2 field program (courtesy of Eric Lindstrom, NASA Headquarters) and SMAP RSS V3.0 L2 sea surface salinity data for September 2017 (Meissner et al., 2018, https://doi.org/​10.3390/rs10071121) combined with the NASA Blue Marble Next Generation for land cover (Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory). Areas close to land are interpolated for aesthetic purposes.
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Volume 32 Issue 02

Deployment of the SEA-POL C-band Polarimetric Radar to SPURS-2
By Steven A. Rutledge, V. Chandrasekar, Brody Fuchs, Jim George, Francesc Junyent, Patrick Kennedy, and Brenda Dolan

High-Resolution Rain Maps from an X-band Marine Radar and Their Use in Understanding Ocean Freshening
By Elizabeth J. Thompson, William E. Asher, Andrew T. Jessup, and Kyla Drushka

Observations of Near-Surface Salinity and Temperature Structure with Dual-Sensor Lagrangian Drifters During SPURS-2
By Denis L. Volkov, Shenfu Dong, Gregory R. Foltz, Gustavo Goni, and Rick Lumpkin

Capturing Fresh Layers with the Surface Salinity Profiler
By Kyla Drushka, William E. Asher, Andrew T. Jessup, Elizabeth J. Thompson, Suneil Iyer, and Dan Clark

Effects of Rainfall on the Atmosphere and the Ocean During SPURS-2
By Carol Anne Clayson, James B. Edson, Aaron Paget, Raymond Graham, and Benjamin Greenwood

Rain and Sun Create Slippery Layers in the Eastern Pacific Fresh Pool
By Andrey Y. Shcherbina, Eric A. D’Asaro, and Ramsey R. Harcourt

Estimating Rain-Generated Turbulence at the Ocean Surface Using the Active Controlled Flux Technique
By William E. Asher, Kyla Drushka, Andrew T. Jessup, Elizabeth J. Thompson, and Dan Clark

Novel and Flexible Approach to Access the Open Ocean: Uses of Sailing Research Vessel Lady Amber During SPURS-2
By Luc Rainville, Luca R. Centurioni, William E. Asher, Carol Anne Clayson, Kyla Drushka, James B. Edson, Benjamin A. Hodges, Verena Hormann, J. Thomas Farrar, Julian J. Schanze, and Andrey Y. Shcherbina

Comparing Air-Sea Flux Measurements from a New Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Proven Platforms During the SPURS-2 Field Campaign
By Dongxiao Zhang, Meghan F. Cronin, Christian Meinig, J. Thomas Farrar, Richard Jenkins, David Peacock, Jennifer Keene, Adrienne Sutton, and Qiong Yang

The SPURS-2 Eastern Tropical Pacific Field Campaign Data Collection
By Frederick M. Bingham, Vardis Tsontos, Annette deCharon, Carla Jean Lauter, and Lisa Taylor


Air-Sea-Land Forcing in the Gulf of Tonkin: Assessing Seasonal Variability Using Modern Tools
By Peter Rogowski, Javier Zavala-Garay, Kipp Shearman, Eric Terrill, John Wilkin, and Tran Hong Lam


Rapid Climate-Driven Circulation Changes Threaten Conservation of Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
By Nicholas R. Record, Jeffrey A. Runge, Daniel E. Pendleton, William M. Balch, Kimberley T.A. Davies, Andrew J. Pershing, Catherine L. Johnson, Karen Stamieszkin, Rubao Ji, Zhixuan Feng, Scott D. Kraus, Robert D. Kenney, Christy A. Hudak, Charles A. Mayo, Changsheng Chen, Joseph E. Salisbury, and Cameron R.S. Thompson


TOS NEWS • Announcing the TOS Ethics Committee
By Richard W. Murray and Jennifer Ramarui

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and Insights. 2019. Oceanography 32(2):181–183.

TOS NEWS • Congratulations to the New TOS Fellows
Congratulations to the New TOS Fellows. 2019. Oceanography 32(2):184.

Special Issue Guest Editors

James Edson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Eric Lindstrom, NASA Headquarters
Julian Schanze, Earth & Space Research
Andrey Shcherbina, University of Washington


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by NASA.