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

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • SPURS-2: Salinity Processes in the Upper-Ocean Regional Study 2 – The Eastern Equatorial Pacific Experiment
Lindstrom, E.J., J.B. Edson, J.J. Schanze, and A.Y. Shcherbina. 2019. SPURS-2: Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study 2. The eastern equatorial Pacific experiment. Oceanography 32(2):15–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.207.

Patterns of SSS Variability in the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Intraseasonal to Interannual Timescales from Seven Years of NASA Satellite Data
Melnichenko, O., P. Hacker, F.M. Bingham, and T. Lee. 2019. Patterns of SSS variability in the eastern tropical Pacific: Intraseasonal to interannual timescales from seven years of NASA satellite data. Oceanography 32(2):20–29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.208.

On the Factors Driving Upper-Ocean Salinity Variability at the Western Edge of the Eastern Pacific Fresh Pool
Farrar, J.T., and A.J. Plueddemann. 2019. On the factors driving upper-ocean salinity variability at the western edge of the Eastern Pacific Fresh Pool. Oceanography 32(2):30–39, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.209.

SIDEBAR. Upper-Ocean Salinity Stratification During SPURS-2
Sprintall, J. 2019. Upper ocean salinity stratification during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):40–41, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.210.

Observations of Large-Scale Rainfall, Wind, and Sea Surface Salinity Variability in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
Riser, S.C., J. Yang, and R. Drucker. 2019. Observations of large-scale rainfall, wind, and sea surface salinity variability in the eastern tropical Pacific. Oceanography 32(2):42–49, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.211.

Deployment of the SEA-POL C-band Polarimetric Radar to SPURS-2
Rutledge, S.A., V. Chandrasekar, B. Fuchs, J. George, F. Junyent, P. Kennedy, and B. Dolan. 2019. Deployment of the SEA-POL C-band polarimetric radar to SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):50–57, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.212.

High-Resolution Rain Maps from an X-band Marine Radar and Their Use in Understanding Ocean Freshening
Thompson, E.J., W.E. Asher, A.T. Jessup, and K. Drushka. 2019. High-resolution rain maps from an X-band marine radar and their use in understanding ocean freshening. Oceanography 32(2):58–65, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.213.

Observations of Near-Surface Salinity and Temperature Structure with Dual-Sensor Lagrangian Drifters During SPURS-2
Volkov, D.L., S. Dong, G.R. Foltz, G. Goni, and R. Lumpkin. 2019. Observations of near-​surface salinity and temperature structure with dual-​sensor Lagrangian drifters during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):66–75, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.214.

Capturing Fresh Layers with the Surface Salinity Profiler
Drushka, K., W.E. Asher, A.T. Jessup, E.J. Thompson, S. Iyer, and D. Clark. 2019. Capturing fresh layers with the surface salinity profiler. Oceanography 32(2):76–85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.215.

Effects of Rainfall on the Atmosphere and the Ocean During SPURS-2
Clayson, C.A., J.B. Edson, A. Paget, R. Graham, and B. Greenwood. 2019. Effects of rainfall on the atmosphere and the ocean during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):86–97, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.216.

Rain and Sun Create Slippery Layers in the Eastern Pacific Fresh Pool
Shcherbina, A.Y., E.A. D’Asaro, and R.R. Harcourt. 2019. Rain and sun create slippery layers in the Eastern Pacific Fresh Pool. Oceanography 32(2):98–107, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.217.

Estimating Rain-Generated Turbulence at the Ocean Surface Using the Active Controlled Flux Technique
Asher, W.E., Kyla Drushka, A.T. Jessup, E.J. Thompson, and D. Clark. 2019. Estimating rain-generated turbulence at the ocean surface using the active controlled flux technique. Oceanography 32(2):108–115, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.218.

Novel and Flexible Approach to Access the Open Ocean: Uses of Sailing Research Vessel Lady Amber During SPURS-2
Rainville, L., L.R. Centurioni, W.E. Asher, C.A. Clayson, K. Drushka, J.B. Edson, B.A. Hodges, V. Hormann, J.T. Farrar, J.J. Schanze, and A.Y. Shcherbina. 2019. Novel and flexible approach to access the open ocean: Uses of sailing research vessel Lady Amber during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):116–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.219.

Comparing Air-Sea Flux Measurements from a New Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Proven Platforms During the SPURS-2 Field Campaign
Zhang, D., M.F. Cronin, C. Meinig, J.T. Farrar, R. Jenkins, D. Peacock, J. Keene, A. Sutton, and Q. Yang. 2019. Comparing air-sea flux measurements from a new unmanned surface vehicle and proven platforms during the SPURS-2 field campaign. Oceanography 32(2):122–133, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.220.

Multiscale Simulation, Data Assimilation, and Forecasting in Support of the SPURS-2 Field Campaign
Li, Z., F.M. Bingham, and P.P. Li. 2019. Multiscale simulation, data assimilation, and forecasting in support of the SPURS-2 field campaign. Oceanography 32(2):134–141, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.221.

The SPURS-2 Eastern Tropical Pacific Field Campaign Data Collection
Bingham, F.M., V. Tsontos, A. deCharon, C.J. Lauter, and L. Taylor. 2019. The SPURS-2 eastern tropical Pacific field campaign data collection. Oceanography 32(2):142–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.222.


Air-Sea-Land Forcing in the Gulf of Tonkin: Assessing Seasonal Variability Using Modern Tools
Rogowski, P., J. Zavala-Garay, K. Shearman, E. Terrill, J. Wilkin, and T.H. Lam. 2019. Air-sea-land forcing in the Gulf of Tonkin: Assessing seasonal variability using modern tools. Oceanography 32(2):150–161, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.223.


Rapid Climate-Driven Circulation Changes Threaten Conservation of Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
Record, N.R., J.A. Runge, D.E. Pendleton, W.M. Balch, K.T.A. Davies, A.J. Pershing, C.L. Johnson, K. Stamieszkin, R. Ji, Z. Feng, S.D. Kraus, R.D. Kenney, C.A. Hudak, C.A. Mayo, C. Chen, J.E. Salisbury, and C.R.S. Thompson. 2019. Rapid climate-driven circulation changes threaten conservation of endangered North Atlantic right whales. Oceanography 32(2):162–169, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.201.


Sustainability in Deep Water: The Challenges of Climate Change, Human Pressures, and Biodiversity Conservation
Levin, L.A. 2019. Sustainability in deep water: The challenges of climate change, human pressures, and biodiversity conservation. Oceanography 32(2):170–180, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.224.


QUARTERDECK • Open Access and More
Kappel, E.S. 2019. Open access and more. Oceanography 32(2):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.202.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Where is the Ocean in Global Policy Discussions?
Visbeck, M. 2019. Where is the ocean in global policy discussions? Oceanography 32(2):7–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.203.

TOS NEWS • Announcing the TOS Ethics Committee
Murray, R.W., and J. Ramarui. 2019. Announcing the TOS Ethics Committee. Oceanography 32(2):9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.204.

COMMENTARY • The 2 Out of 3 Rule for Authorship
Dierssen, H.M. 2019. The 2 out of 3 rule for authorship. Oceanography 32(2):11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.205.

RIPPLE MARKS • New Lifeblood for Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs
Dybas, C.L. 2019. New lifeblood for Atlantic horseshoe crabs. Oceanography 32(2):12–14, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.206.

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.