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Co-editors-in-chief: Karen J. Heywood, Mario Hoppema, Bernadette Sloyan & Anne Marie Treguier
eISSN: OS 1812-0792, OSD 1812-0822

Ocean Science (OS) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of studies investigating the ocean's physical, biogeochemical and biological and ecosystem properties and processes. Ocean Science publishes studies with important implications for our understanding of the state and behaviour of the ocean, its impacts on and responses to climate, including coupling at the ocean–atmosphere, ocean–sea ice–ice sheet and ocean–coast (land) interfaces.

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19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

Highlight articles

24 May 2024
Impact of Hurricane Irma on coral reef sediment redistribution at Looe Key Reef, Florida, USA
Kimberly K. Yates, Zachery Fehr, Selena Johnson, and David Zawada
Ocean Sci., 20, 661–688, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-661-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-661-2024, 2024
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15 Apr 2024
Resemblance of the global depth distribution of internal-tide generation and cold-water coral occurrences
Anna-Selma van der Kaaden, Dick van Oevelen, Christian Mohn, Karline Soetaert, Max Rietkerk, Johan van de Koppel, and Theo Gerkema
Ocean Sci., 20, 569–587, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-569-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-569-2024, 2024
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30 Nov 2023
Constraining an eddy energy dissipation rate due to relative wind stress for use in energy budget-based eddy parameterisations
Thomas Wilder, Xiaoming Zhai, David Munday, and Manoj Joshi
Ocean Sci., 19, 1669–1686, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1669-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1669-2023, 2023
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22 Nov 2023
Southern Ocean warming and Antarctic ice shelf melting in conditions plausible by late 23rd century in a high-end scenario
Pierre Mathiot and Nicolas C. Jourdain
Ocean Sci., 19, 1595–1615, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1595-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1595-2023, 2023
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28 Jun 2023
Dense water formation in the eastern Mediterranean under a global warming scenario
Iván M. Parras-Berrocal, Rubén Vázquez, William Cabos, Dimitry V. Sein, Oscar Álvarez, Miguel Bruno, and Alfredo Izquierdo
Ocean Sci., 19, 941–952, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-941-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-941-2023, 2023
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Scheduled special issues

01 Oct 2024–31 Mar 2025 | Sanja Frka (Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia), Peter S. Liss (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom), Klaus Jürgens (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Germany), and Xinping Hu (Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, United States) | Information
01 Sep 2023–31 Dec 2024 | Antonio Ricchi, Giovanni Liguori, Matjaz Licer, Milena Menna, Clea Denamiel, Aida Alvera-Azcárate, Joanna Staneva, and John C. Warner | Information
01 Aug 2023–30 Jun 2025 | OS editors | Coordinator: Karen J. Heywood | Information
01 Jan 2023–31 Oct 2024 | John M. Huthnance, Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, Manuel Espino Infantes, Joanna Staneva, Sandro Carniel, and Davide Bonaldo | Information
01 Jan 2023–indefinite | OS editors | Coordinator: Charles Stock | Information

Recent papers

11 Jul 2024
The Polar Front in the northwestern Barents Sea: structure, variability and mixing
Eivind H. Kolås, Ilker Fer, and Till M. Baumann
Ocean Sci., 20, 895–916, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-895-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-895-2024, 2024
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10 Jul 2024
Assessing the Material Coherence of Mesoscale Eddies as described from In Situ Data
Yan Barabinot, Sabrina Speich, and Xavier Carton
External preprint server, https://doi.org/10.22541/essoar.169833426.64842571/v1,https://doi.org/10.22541/essoar.169833426.64842571/v1, 2024
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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08 Jul 2024
The formation and ventilation of an Oxygen Minimum Zone in a simple model for latitudinally alternating zonal jets
Eike E. Köhn, Richard J. Greatbatch, Peter Brandt, and Martin Claus
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2007,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-2007, 2024
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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05 Jul 2024
Long-term changes in the ocean tide at Port Louis, Falkland Islands
Philip L. Woodworth
Ocean Sci., 20, 887–894, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-887-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-887-2024, 2024
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05 Jul 2024
Decadal changes in phytoplankton functional composition in the Eastern English Channel: evidence of upcoming major effects of climate change?
Zéline Hubert, Arnaud Louchart, Kévin Robache, Alexandre Epinoux, Clémentine Gallot, Vincent Cornille, Muriel Crouvoisier, Sébastien Monchy, and Luis Felipe Artigas
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1933,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1933, 2024
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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