Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 17 | Number 1 | March 2004

Special Issue: Bathymetry from Space

On the Cover: The computer-generated image of Earth’s land and submarine relief (courtesy of W.H.F. Smith of NOAA) combines land elevation data compiled by the GLOBE project at the National Geophysical Data Center with seafloor topography produced by W.H.F. Smith and D.T. Sandwell (Science, vol 277, p. 1956–1962, 1977). This seafloor topography is an example of “Bathymetry from Space,” which is the subject of this special issue. It is produced by combining traditional echosoundings of depth with marine gravity anomaly information inferred from space radar measurements of ocean surface shape.
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SPECIAL ISSUE FEATURES

Introduction to This Special Issue on Bathymetry from Space
Smith, W.H.F. 2004. Introduction to this special issue on bathymetry from space. Oceanography 17(1):6–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.62.

Conventional Bathymetry, Bathymetry from Space, and Geodetic Altimetry
Smith, W.H.F., and D.T. Sandwell. 2004. Conventional bathymetry, bathymetry from space, and geodetic altimetry. Oceanography 17(1):8–23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.63.

The Contributions of Abyssal Hill Morphology and Noise to Altimetric Gravity Fabric
Goff, J.A., W.H.F. Smith, and K.M. Marks. 2004. The contributions of abyssal hill morphology and noise to altimetric gravity fabric. Oceanography 17(1):24–37, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.64.

Tsunami Scattering and Earthquake Faults in the Deep Pacific Ocean
Mofjeld, H.O., C. Massell Symons, P. Lonsdale, F.I. González, and V.V. Titov. 2004.  Tsunami scattering and earthquake faults in the deep Pacific Ocean. Oceanography 17(1):38–46, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.65.

Seafloor Topography and Ocean Circulation
Gille, S.T., E.J. Metzger, and R. Tokmakian. 2004. Seafloor topography and ocean circulation. Oceanography 17(1):47–54, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.66.

The Role of Small-Scale Topography in Turbulent Mixing of the Global Ocean
Kunze, E., and S.G. Llewellyn Smith. 2004. The role of small-scale topography in turbulent mixing of the global ocean. Oceanography 17(1):55–64, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.67.

Connections Between Ocean Bottom Topography and Earth's Climate
Jayne, S.R., L.C. St. Laurent, and S.T. Gille. 2004. Connections between ocean bottom topography and Earth’s climate. Oceanography 17(1):65–74, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.68.

Altimetry Applications to Continental Shelf Delineation Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Monahan, D. 2004. Altimetry applications to continental shelf delineation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Oceanography 17(1):75–82, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.69.

REGULAR ISSUE FEATURES

Satellite Monitoring of the Evolution of a Coccolithophorid Bloom in the Southern Benguela Upwelling System
Weeks, S.J., G.C. Pitcher, and S. Bernard. 2004. Satellite monitoring of the evolution of a coccolithophorid bloom in the southern Benguela upwelling system. Oceanography 17(1):83–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.70.

Persistent Pelagic Habitats in the Baja California to Bering Sea (B2B) Ecoregion
Etnoyer, P., D. Canny, B. Mate, and L. Morgan. 2004. Persistent pelagic habitats in the Baja California to Bering Sea (B2B) ecoregion. Oceanography 17(1):90–101, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.71.

DEPARTMENTS

QUARTERDECK •
Kappel, E.S. 2004. Quarterdeck. Oceanography 17(1):3, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.72.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • TOS—Exciting Meeting, Exciting Future
Hartwig, E.O. 2004. From the President: TOS—Exciting meeting, exciting future. Oceanography 17(1):4–5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.73.

ROGER REVELLE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE • Sustaining Our Oceans: A Public Resource, A Public Trust
Watkins, J.D. 2004. Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture—Sustaining our oceans: A public resource, a public trust. Oceanography 17(1):102–106, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.74.

MEETING REPORT • Thirteenth 'Aha Huliko'a Hawaiian Winter Workshop: Near-Boundary Processes and Their Parameterization
Müller, P., and C. Garrett. 2004. Meeting report— Thirteenth ‘Aha Huliko’a Hawaiian Winter Workshop: Near-Boundary Processes and Their Parameterization. Oceanography 17(1):107–116, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.75.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Planning for General Oceanography: Course Thoughts
Garrison, T. 2004. In the oceanography classroom—Planning for general oceanography: Course thoughts. Oceanography 17(1):118–119, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2004.76.

TOS NEWS • The Oceanography Society By-Laws
TOS business: The Oceanography Society By-Laws. 2004. Oceanography 17(1):120–122.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Walter H.F. Smith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sponsors

Office of Research and Applications, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration