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Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas

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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.


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THE SEA Volume 18

The Current and Future Ocean

Advancing Science from Plankton to Whales —
Celebrating the Contributions of James J. McCarthy


Journal of Marine Research 77, Supplement

Table of Contents

302 pages, 6 x 9.5 inches, paperback

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Edited by

Patricia M. Glibert, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Mark A. Altabet, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Joseph P. Montoya, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dennis J. McGillicuddy, Jr., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


This volume of The Sea is a homage to James J. McCarthy and the many facets of his career, which have been an important influence on the fields of biological oceanography and global climate change.

THE SEA Volume 17

The Science of Ocean Prediction

Journal of Marine Research 75, Supplement

Table of Contents

707 pages, 180 figures, 6 x 9.5 inches, paperback

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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 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.


This supplement is 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 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.


The Sea Volume 17 Table of Contents


Preface: A New Era for The Sea

by Kenneth H. Brink and James J. McCarthy


List of Contributors


The Sea: The Science of Ocean Prediction

by Nadia Pinardi, Pierre F. J. Lermusiaux, Kenneth H. Brink, and Ruth H. Preller


From Weather to Ocean Predictions: An Historical Viewpoint

by Nadia Pinardi, Luigi Cavaleri, Giovanni Coppini, Pierre De May, Claudia Fratianni,

John M. Huthnance, Pierre F. J. Lermusiaux, Antonio Navarra, Ruth Preller, and Stefano Tibaldi


Some Considerations about Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

by Kenneth H. Brink and Anthony R. Kirincich


Tidal Prediction

by Gary D. Egbert and Richard D. Ray


Advanced Wave Modeling, Including Wave-Current Interaction

by Alexander V. Babanin, Andre van der Westhuysen, Dmitry Chalikov, and W. Erick Rogers


Recent Advances in Nearshore Wave, Circulation, and Sediment Transport Modeling

by James T. Kirby


Modeling and Forecasting the “Weather of the Ocean” at the Mesoscale

by Anne Marie Treguier, Eric P. Chassignet, Arnaud Le Boyer, and Nadia Pinardi


Data Assimilation for Initialization of Seasonal Forecasts

by Magdalena A. Balmaseda


Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Modeling and Predictions

by Arthur J. Miller, Mat Collins, Silvio Gualdi, Tommy G. Jensen, Vasu Misra, Luciano Ponzi Pezzi,David W. Pierce, Dian Putrasahan, Hyodae Seo, and Yu-Heng Tseng


Forecast Errors, Goodness, and Verification in Ocean Forecasting

by Gary B. Brassington


Modeling and Forecasting Ocean Acoustic Conditions

by Timothy F. Duda


Ocean Forecasting for Wave Energy Production

by Alexis Mérigaud, Victor A. Ramos, Francesco Paparella, and John V. Ringwood


Ocean Dynamics

by Gregg Jacobs and Baylor Fox-Kemper


Numerical Modelling in a Multiscale Ocean

by Dale B. Haidvogel, Enrique N. Curchitser, Sergey Danilov, and Baylor Fox-Kemper


Reconstructing the Recent Past Ocean Variability: Status and Perspective

by Simona Masina and Andrea Storto


A Future for Intelligent Autonomous Ocean Observing Systems

by P. F. J. Lermusiaux, D. N. Subramani, J. Lin, C. S. Kulkarni, A. Gupta,

A. Dutt, T. Lolla, P. J. Haley, Jr., W. H. Ali, C. Mirabito, and S. Jana


Issues in Stochastic Ocean Modeling

by Cecile Penland and Antonio Navarra


Coupled Ice-Ocean Modeling and Predictions

by Laurent Bertino and Marika M. Holland


Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Forecasting at Short and Medium Time Scales

by Julie Pullen, Richard Allard, Hyodae Seo, Arthur J. Miller, Shuyi Chen, Luciano Ponzi Pezzi, Travis Smith, Philip Chu, José Alves, and Rui Caldeira


Oil Spill Forecasting (Prediction)

by George Zodiatis, Robin Lardner, Tiago M. Alves, Yiannis Krestenitis, Leonidas Perivoliotis, Sarantis Sofianos, and Katerina Spanoudaki


The Sea Volume 18 Table of Contents




List of Contributors


Advancing science from plankton to whales—

Celebrating of the contributions of James J. McCarthy

by Patricia M. Glibert, Mark A. Altabet, Joseph P. Montoya, and Dennis J. McGillicuddy, Jr.


Jim McCarthy’s achievements at the intersection of science with public policy

by John P. Holdren


Hats off to you, Jim!

by William C. Boicourt, Douglas C. Capone, Edward J. Carpenter, Sallie (Penny) W. Chisholm, Paul G. Falkowski, James N. Galloway, David L. Kirchman, Fred Lipschultz, Harold A. Mooney, François M. M. Morel, John Nevins, Michael R. Roman, Daniel P. Schrag, Sybil Seitzinger, and Bess B. Ward


The microbial loop concept: A history, 1930–1974

by Peter J. le B. Williams and Hugh W. Ducklow


Phytoplankton in the aqueous ecological theater:

Changing conditions, biodiversity and evolving ecological concepts

by Patricia M. Glibert


Urea uptake and urease activity in the Chesapeake Bay

by Caroline M. Solomon


N-loss stoichiometry in a Peru ODZ eddy

by Mark A. Altabet and Annie Bourbonnais


Amazon River influence on nitrogen fixation in the western tropical North Atlantic

by Joseph P. Montoya, Jason P. Landrum, and Sarah C. Weber


The ecological and biogeochemical state of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre is linked to sea surface height

by Benedetto Barone, Ashley R. Coenen, Stephen J. Beckett, Dennis J. McGillicuddy, Jr., Joshua S. Weitz, and David M. Karl


Estimating particle export flux from satellite observations: Challenges associated with spatial and temporal decoupling of production and export

by Dennis J. McGillicuddy, Jr., Laure Resplandy, Marina Lévy


Comparing apples to oranges: Perspectives on satellite-based primary production estimates drawn from a global biogeochemical model

by Charles A. Stock


A metapopulation model for whale-fall specialists:

The largest whales are essential to prevent species extinctions

by Craig R. Smith, Joe Roman, and J. B. Nation


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



Department of Geology and Geophysics,

Yale University