Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 28 | Number 3 | September 2015

Special Issue on the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic

On the Cover: The Russian research vessel Professor Khromov​ plows its way through thin ice over the Chukchi Plateau on a US-Russian collaborative multidisciplinary mission to discover causes and consequences of diminishing sea ice cover on the Russian and US sides of the Chukchi Sea. Photo credit: Aleksey Ostrovskiy
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Volume 28 Issue 03

INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE • Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic: RUSALCA
Crane, K., and A. Ostrovskiy. 2015. Introduction to the special issue: Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA). Oceanography 28(3):18–23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.54.

The Climate of the Pacific Arctic During the First RUSALCA Decade 2004–2013
Wood, K.R., J. Wang, S.A. Salo, and P.J. Stabeno. 2015. The climate of the Pacific Arctic during the first RUSALCA decade 2004–2013. Oceanography 28(3):24–35, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.55.

Assessing Ocean Acidification Variability in the Pacific-Arctic Region as Part of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic
Bates, N.R. 2015. Assessing ocean acidification variability in the Pacific-Arctic region as part of the Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic. Oceanography 28(3):36–45, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.56.

A Synthesis of Year-Round Interdisciplinary Mooring Measurements in the Bering Strait (1990–2014) and the RUSALCA Years (2004–2011)
Woodgate, R.A., K.M. Stafford, and F.G. Prahl. 2015. A synthesis of year-round interdisciplinary mooring measurements in the Bering Strait (1990–2014) and the RUSALCA years (2004–2011). Oceanography 28(3):46–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.57.

The Relationship Between Patterns of Benthic Fauna and Zooplankton in the Chukchi Sea and Physical Forcing
Pisareva, M.N., R.S. Pickart, K. Iken, E.A. Ershova, J.M. Grebmeier, L.W. Cooper, B.A. Bluhm, C. Nobre, R.R. Hopcroft, H. Hu, J. Wang, C.J. Ashjian, K.N. Kosobokova, and T.E. Whitledge. 2015. The relationship between patterns of benthic fauna and zooplankton in the Chukchi Sea and physical forcing. Oceanography 28(3):68–83, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.58.

Abundance and Production Rates of Heterotrophic Bacterioplankton in the Context of Sediment and Water Column Processes in the Chukchi Sea
Cooper, L.W., A.S. Savvichev, and J.M. Grebmeier. 2015. Abundance and production rates of heterotrophic bacterioplankton in the context of sediment and water column processes in the Chukchi Sea. Oceanography 28(3):84–99, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.59.

Long-Term Changes in Summer Zooplankton Communities of the Western Chukchi Sea, 1945–2012
Ershova, E.A., R.R. Hopcroft, K.N. Kosobokova, K. Matsuno, R.J. Nelson, A. Yamaguchi, and L.B. Eisner. 2015. Long-term changes in summer zooplankton communities of the western Chukchi Sea, 1945–2012.Oceanography 28(3):100–115, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.60.

Time-Series Benthic Community Composition and Biomass and Associated Environmental Characteristics in the Chukchi Sea During the RUSALCA 2004–2012 Program
Grebmeier, J.M., B.A. Bluhm, L.W. Cooper, S.G. Denisenko, K. Iken, M. Kędra, and C. Serratos. 2015. Time-series benthic community composition and biomass and associated environmental characteristics in the Chukchi Sea during the RUSALCA 2004–2012 Program. Oceanography 28(3):116–133, https://doi.org/​10.5670/​oceanog.2015.61.

Spatial Patterns of Bryozoan Fauna Biodiversity and Issues of Biogeographic Regionalization of the Chukchi Sea
Denisenko, N.V., and J.M. Grebmeier. 2015. Spatial patterns of bryozoan fauna biodiversity and issues of biogeographic regionalization of the Chukchi Sea. Oceanography 28(3):134–145, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.62.

Assessing Bioresources and Standing Stock of Zoobenthos (Key Species, High Taxa, Trophic Groups) in the Chukchi Sea
Denisenko, S.G., J.M. Grebmeier, and L.W. Cooper. 2015. Assessing bioresources and standing stock of zoobenthos (key species, high taxa, trophic groups) in the Chukchi Sea. Oceanography 28(3):146–157, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.63.

Ichthyofaunal Baselines in the Pacific Arctic Region and RUSALCA Study Area
Mecklenburg, C.W., and D. Steinke. 2015. Ichthyofaunal baselines in the Pacific Arctic region and RUSALCA study area. Oceanography 28(3):158–189, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.64.

Sediment Geochemistry and Diatom Distribution in the Chukchi Sea: Application for Bioproductivity and Paleoceanography
Astakhov, A.S., A.A. Bosin, A.N. Kolesnik, and M.S. Obrezkova. 2015. Sediment geochemistry and diatom distribution in the Chukchi Sea: Application for bioproductivity and paleoceanography. Oceanography 28(3):190–201, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.65.

Source, Origin, and Spatial Distribution of Shallow Sediment Methane in the Chukchi Sea
Matveeva, T., A.S. Savvichev, A. Semenova, E. Logvina, A.N. Kolesnik, and A.A. Bosin. 2015. Source, origin, and spatial distribution of shallow sediment methane in the Chukchi Sea. Oceanography 28(3):202–217, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.66.

The Next Decade of RUSALCA
Crane, K. 2015. The next decade of RUSALCA. Oceanography 28(3):218–219, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.67.


QUARTERDECK • Launch of the New Oceanography Website
Kappel, E.S. 2015. Quarterdeck: Launch of the new Oceanography website. Oceanography 28(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.68.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Sharks and Miami Lawyers
Lozier, M.S. 2015. From the President: Sharks and Miami lawyers. Oceanography 28(3):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.69.

RIP CURRENT – NEWS IN OCEANOGRAPHY • Recent Sargassum Inundation Events in the Caribbean: Shipboard Observations Reveal Dominance of a Previously Rare Form
Schell, J.M., D.S. Goodwin, and A.N.S. Siuda. 2015. Recent Sargassum inundation events in the Caribbean: Shipboard observations reveal dominance of a previously rare form. Oceanography 28(3):8–10, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.70.

COMMENTARY • Mediterranean Sea Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (Med-SHIP)
Schroeder, K., T. Tanhua, H.L. Bryden, M. Álvarez, J. Chiggiato, and S. Aracri. 2015. Mediterranean Sea Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (Med-SHIP). Oceanography 28(3):12–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.71.

RIPPLE MARKS • One Fish, Two Fish, Cold Fish…Warm Fish? Opah is First Known Warm-Blooded Ocean Fish
Dybas, C.L. 2015. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 28(3):16–17, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.72.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Turbidity Currents: Comparing Theory and Observation in the Lab
Ortiz, J.D., and A.A. Klompmaker. 2015. Turbidity currents: Comparing theory and observation in the lab. Oceanography 28(3):220–227, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.73.

Boxall, S. 2015. How broad is your course? Oceanography 28(3):228–229, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.74.

BOOK REVIEW • Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and the Ocean Crust
Seyfried, W.E. Jr. 2015. Review of Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and the Ocean Crust, by J.A. Karson, D.S. Kelly, D.J. Fornari, M.R. Perfit, and T.M. Shank. Oceanography 28(3):230–231, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.75.

BOOK REVIEW • Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter (Second Edition)
Ingall, E.D. 2015. Review of Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter (Second Edition), edited by D.A. Hansell and C.A. Carlson. Oceanography 28(3):232, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.76.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2015. Oceanography 28(3):233–235.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Kathleen Crane, Arctic Research Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Russell R. Hopcroft, Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks


​Publication of this special issue of Oceanography was made possible with funds from the Arctic Research Program, Climate Observation Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Arctic Research Commission.