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CoOP Special Issue in Oceanography

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The December 2008 issue of The Oceanography Society's journal Oceanography was a CoOP special issue on coastal ocean processes. Contributors included principal investigators from all of CoOP's projects. Some of the papers were so timely that a significant portion of the work cited in them was still in review at press time. The following manuscripts were cited as 'in review' in one or more papers in the special issue. Those listed below with doi numbers are now published. Status of the remaining papers is included in each citation.

Banas, N.S., E.J. Lessard, R.M. Kudela, P. MacCready, T.D. Peterson, B.M. Hickey, and E. Frame. Planktonic growth and grazing in the Columbia River plume region: A biophysical model study. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2008JC004993.

Bruland K.W., M.C. Lohan, A.M. Aguilar-Islas, G.J. Smith, B. Sohst and A. Baptista. Factors influencing the chemistry of the near-field Columbia River plume: Nitrate, silicic acid, dissolved Fe, and dissolved Mn. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2007JC004702.

Burla, M., A.M. Baptista, Y. Zhang, and S. Frolov. Seasonal and inter-annual variability of the Columbia River plume: A perspective enabled by multi-year simulation databases. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2008JC004964.

Frame, E.R., and E.J. Lessard. Does the Columbia River Plume influence phytoplankton community structure along the Washington and Oregon coasts? Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2008JC004999.

Houghton, R.W., R.J. Chant, A. Rice, and C. Tilburg. In press. Salt flux into coastal river plumes: Dye studies in the Delaware and Hudson River outflows. Journal of Marine Research.

Kim, S., R.M. Samelson, and C. Snyder. Ensemble-based estimates of the predictability of wind-driven coastal ocean flow over topography. Monthly Weather Review, doi:10.1175/2009MWR2631.1

Kudela, R.M., and T.D. Peterson. Influence of a buoyant river plume on phytoplankton nutrient dynamics: What controls standing stocks and productivity? Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2008JC004913.

Liu, Y., P. MacCready, B.M. Hickey, E.P. Dever, P.M. Kosro, and N.S. Banas. Evaluation of a coastal ocean circulation model for the Columbia River plume in summer 2004. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:1029/2008JC004929.

McCabe, R.M., P. MacCready, and B.M. Hickey. Ebb tide dynamics and spreading of a large river plume. Journal of Physical Oceanography. doi:10.1175/2009JPO4061.1

Peterson, J., and W. Peterson. Influence of the Columbia River plume on the cross-shelf transport of zooplankton. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2008JC004965.

Zaron, E.D., and D.A. Jay. Withdrawn. Mixing in the tidal plume of the Columbia River.

Zhang, W.G., J.L. Wilkin, and R.J. Chant. Modeling the pathways and mean dynamics of river plume dispersal in the New York Bight. Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi:10.1175/2008JPO4082.1.

Zhang, W.G., J.L. Wilkin, J.C. Levin, and H.G. Arango. An adjoint sensitivity study of buoyancy and wind-driven circulation on the New Jersey inner shelf. Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi:10.1175/2009JPO4050.1.

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