THE SEA: Current and Forthcoming Titles
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The Sea


Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas

An occasional supplement to the Journal of Marine Research


The editors are pleased to announce that the Sears Foundation for Marine Research, publisher of the Journal of Marine Research, is the new publisher of the long-standing and well-respected oceanographic series The Sea.


The Sea is a continuing, comprehensive, and timely synthesis of the state of knowledge of ocean science. Topics that have been addressed in this series include physical, biological, and chemical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, and the interactions of the oceans with the atmosphere, the solid earth, and ice.


Access to newly published articles is included in our online Journal of Marine Research subscription through Ingenta Connect.




THE SEA Volume 17

The Science of Ocean Prediction


Edited by

Nadia Pinardi, University of Bologna

Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kenneth H. Brink, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ruth H. Preller, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center


This new volume of The Sea aims to document the current state of the art in all facets of this broad subject of the science of ocean prediction. The supplement will be organized into four parts:


  • Overarching Themes
  • Ocean Prediction Fundamentals and System Components
  • Coupling with Other Earth System Elements
  • New Forecasting Services and Applications

This supplement will be concerned with the systematic development of fundamental knowledge about ocean dynamics in the form of testable ocean models and estimation systems that relate to forecasting the ocean’s evolution. Articles will cover the scientific understanding and fundamentals that define and allow the ocean prediction endeavor, as well as the implementation of concepts and methods in predictive system components and their applications to varied oceanographic services.


Print-on-demand copies of Journal of Marine Research published supplements of The Sea will be made available for direct purchase.


The previously published volumes in this series are available through Harvard University Press.


Series Editors



Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution



Museum of Comparative Zoology,

Harvard University


Editorial Advisory Panel



School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences,
Stony Brook University



Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
University of California, San Diego