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The journal covers instrument development, in situ observations, remote sensing, data assimilation, laboratory, and numerical and theoretical studies of the following:
The coverage of the journal is worldwide and includes the deep ocean, the shelf seas, and inland seas, now, in the past, and the future. By publishing articles freely on the Internet, the journal aims to make the latest oceanographic developments rapidly available to all people wherever they are. By encouraging discussion of each paper, it aims to raise standards, improve the flow of information, identify the limits to our present understanding, and stimulate further effective oceanographic research.
The following keywords are used by authors to describe each paper. The same keywords are also used by the alert service and the editor assignment. The keywords are split into four groups: approach, phenomena, depth range, and geographical range.
Each paper and each alert request should include one or more keywords from each of the four groups.
|Approach||instrument development, remote sensing, in situ observations, laboratory studies, numerical models, analytic theory, data assimilation, operational oceanography|
|Phenomena||air–sea fluxes, surface waves, sea ice, internal waves, turbulence and mixing, temperature, salinity and density fields, current field, Kelvin and Rossby waves, chemical tracers, chemical processes, biological tracers, biological processes, sediment processes, sea level, tides|
|Depth range||surface, mixed layer, thermocline, deep ocean, bottom boundary layer, shelf-sea depth|
|Geographical range||deep seas, shelf seas, inland seas, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, equatorial ocean, Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, Nordic seas, Caribbean, Red Sea, Indonesian seas, China Sea, Japan Sea|