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Executive editors: John M. Huthnance, Mario Hoppema, Trevor McDougall & Anne Marie Tréguier

Ocean Science (OS) is a not-for-profit international open-access scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on all aspects of ocean science: experimental, theoretical, and laboratory. The primary objective is to publish a very high-quality scientific journal with free Internet-based access for researchers and other interested people throughout the world.

IF value: 3.416
IF3.416
IF 5-year value: 3.202
IF 5-year3.202
CiteScore value: 4.5
CiteScore4.5
h5-index value: 28
h5-index28
Highlight articles
02 Dec 2021
Rectified tidal transport in Lofoten–Vesterålen, northern Norway
Eli Børve, Pål Erik Isachsen, and Ole Anders Nøst
Ocean Sci., 17, 1753–1773, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1753-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1753-2021, 2021
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08 Nov 2021
Dynamics of fortnightly water level variations along a tide-dominated estuary with negligible river discharge
Erwan Garel, Ping Zhang, and Huayang Cai
Ocean Sci., 17, 1605–1621, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1605-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1605-2021, 2021
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06 Oct 2021
Interannual variability in contributions of the Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) to Peruvian upwelling source water
Gandy Maria Rosales Quintana, Robert Marsh, and Luis Alfredo Icochea Salas
Ocean Sci., 17, 1385–1402, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1385-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1385-2021, 2021
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01 Oct 2021
Drifting dynamics of the bluebottle (Physalia physalis)
Daniel Lee, Amandine Schaeffer, and Sjoerd Groeskamp
Ocean Sci., 17, 1341–1351, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1341-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1341-2021, 2021
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28 Sep 2021
A dynamically based method for estimating the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26° N from satellite altimetry
Alejandra Sanchez-Franks, Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Ben I. Moat, and David A. Smeed
Ocean Sci., 17, 1321–1340, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1321-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1321-2021, 2021
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Recent papers
06 Dec 2021
Nutrient ratios driven by vertical stratification regulate phytoplankton community structure in the oligotrophic western Pacific Ocean
Zhuo Chen, Jun Sun, Ting Gu, Guicheng Zhang, and Yuqiu Wei
Ocean Sci., 17, 1775–1789, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1775-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1775-2021, 2021
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03 Dec 2021
Potential Artifacts of Sequential State Estimation Invariants
Carl Wunsch
Ocean Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2021-113,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2021-113, 2021
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Dec 2021
Rectified tidal transport in Lofoten–Vesterålen, northern Norway
Eli Børve, Pål Erik Isachsen, and Ole Anders Nøst
Ocean Sci., 17, 1753–1773, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1753-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1753-2021, 2021
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02 Dec 2021
Parameter Estimation to Improve Coastal Accuracy in a Global Tide Model
Xiaohui Wang, Martin Verlaan, Jelmer Veenstra, and Hai Xiang Lin
Ocean Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2021-112,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2021-112, 2021
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Nov 2021
Progress in understanding of Indian Ocean circulation, variability, air–sea exchange, and impacts on biogeochemistry
Helen E. Phillips, Amit Tandon, Ryo Furue, Raleigh Hood, Caroline C. Ummenhofer, Jessica A. Benthuysen, Viviane Menezes, Shijian Hu, Ben Webber, Alejandra Sanchez-Franks, Deepak Cherian, Emily Shroyer, Ming Feng, Hemantha Wijesekera, Abhisek Chatterjee, Lisan Yu, Juliet Hermes, Raghu Murtugudde, Tomoki Tozuka, Danielle Su, Arvind Singh, Luca Centurioni, Satya Prakash, and Jerry Wiggert
Ocean Sci., 17, 1677–1751, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1677-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1677-2021, 2021
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News
01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

01 Oct 2021 First insights from new EGU author survey

In April 2021 the EGU Publications Committee launched the first author survey to routinely ask authors about their publishing experience in EGU journals, in order to learn more about how EGU and Copernicus can serve the scientific community with their publications. Over the last 6 months, 160 contact authors answered the survey representing about 10% of the papers published during this time. We are delighted about the positive feedback and thank all authors. Please read the full report.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

02 Feb 2021 First OS Letter: The transient sensitivity of sea level rise

Ocean Science (OS) is pleased to announce the publication of its first "Letters" paper. OS Letters are short research articles, highlighted by the EGU as reporting particularly important results and major advances in a concise and engaging style. Read more.

02 Feb 2021 First OS Letter: The transient sensitivity of sea level rise

Ocean Science (OS) is pleased to announce the publication of its first "Letters" paper. OS Letters are short research articles, highlighted by the EGU as reporting particularly important results and major advances in a concise and engaging style. Read more.