In the manifold, multidisciplinary efforts of science to understand and manage our planet, contemporary ocean science plays an essential role. Volumes 13 and 14 of the series The Sea focus on two of the most important components in the interdisciplinary field of ocean science today – the coastal ocean and its interactions with the deep sea, and coupled physical–biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics.
Comprehensive, definitive studies, these volumes chart the real progress being made by ocean scientists in achieving lasting scientific understanding; specifically, they address issues surrounding significant applications – for coastal regions and in general – such as: the development of monitoring and prediction systems; functionality and stability of ecosystems; eutrophication; harmful algae blooms; habitat modification; and regime shift.
Intended as companion volumes to Volumes 10 and 11 on physical coastal oceanography, these studies of the global coastal ocean continue the series' overall effort to encourage and facilitate coastal and shelf ocean sciences and technology on a global basis.
Part 1. Perspective
1. Interdisciplinary Multiscale Coastal Dynamical Processes and Interactions / Allan R. Robinson, Kenneth H. Brink, Hugh W. Ducklow, Richard A. Jahnke and Brian J. Rothschild
2. Coastal Physical Processes Overview / Kenneth H. Brink
3. Multiple Scales in Space and Time / Brian J. Rothschild
Part 2. Sediment, Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Dynamics and Interactions
4. Recent Advances in Fine-Grained Sediment-Transport Processes on the Continental Shelf / Andrea S. Ogston, Richard W. Sternberg and Charles A. Nittrouer
5. Organic Matter in Coastal Marine Sediments / Susan M. Henrichs
6. Transport Processes and Organic Matter Cycling in Coastal Sediments / Richard A. Jahnke
7. Boundary Exchanges in the Global Coastal Margin: Implications for the Organic and Inorganic Carbon Cycles / Fred T. Mackenzie, Andreas J. Andersson, Abraham Lerman and Leah May Ver
8. Circulation, Mixing and the Distribution of Remineralized Nutrients / Larry P. Atkinson, John M. Huthnance and Jose Luis Blanco
9. The Biogeochemistry of Carbon Dioxide in the Coastal Oceans / Hugh W. Ducklow and S. Leigh Mccallister
10. Ecosystem Types and Processes / Daniel M. Alongi
11. The Role of Sediments in Shelf Ecosystem Dynamics / Jack J. Middelburg and Karline Soetaert
12. Dynamics and Interactions of Autotrophs, Light, Nutrients and Carbon Dioxide / Trevor Platt, Richard Geider, Antoine Sciandra, Claire Copin-Montegut, Heather Bouman and Shubha Sathyendranath
13. Diagnosis and Prediction of Variability in Secondary Production and Fish Recruitment Processes: Developments in Physical–Biological Modeling / Jeffrey A. Runge, Peter J. S. Franks, Wendy C. Gentleman, Bernard A. Megrey, Kenneth A. Rose, Francisco E. Werner and Bruno A. Zakardjian
14. Processes and Patterns of Interactions in Marine Fish Populations: An Ecosystem Perspective / Philippe Cury, Pierre Freon, Coleen L. Moloney, Lynne Shannon and Yunne-Jai Shin
15. The Biogeochemistry of Organic Chemicals of Environmental Concern in the Coastal Oceans / John Farrington
Part 3. Multiple Time Scales of Variabilities
16. Biological Consequences of Interannual to Multidecadal Variability / Francisco P. Chavez
17. Extreme Events Transporting Sediment Across Continental Margins: The Relative Influence of Climate and Tectonics / Jeffrey D. Parsons and Charles A. Nittrouer
18. Long Term Sea Level Changes and Their Impacts / Philip L. Woodworth, Jonathan M. Gregory and Robert J. Nicholls
Part 4. Scientific Issues for Applications
19. Overview of Science Requirements / Thomas C. Malone, Tony Knap and Michael J. Fogarty
20. Functional Diversity and Stability of Coastal Ecosystems / John H. Steele and Jeremy S. Collie
21. Eutrophication / Nancy N. Rabalais
22. Harmful Algal Blooms: Keys to the Understanding of Phytoplankton Ecology / Adriana Zingone and Tim Wyatt
23. Habitat Modification / Michel J. Kaiser, Stephen J. Hall and David N. Thomas
24. Regime Shifts / Andrew Bakun
Allan R. Robinson is Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Emeritus, at Harvard University. Recognized as a pioneer and leading expert in modern interdisciplinary ocean dynamics and ocean prediction, he has contributed significantly to the techniques for the assimilation of multiscale data into ocean forecasting models and chairs the IOC/UNESCO COASTS program.
Kenneth Brink is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He is a world leader in coastal and shelf dynamics and the coupling between shelf and deep ocean circulation. He is past president of The Oceanography Society.