CALL FOR PAPERS
Understanding the past, present and future physical states of marine systems, as well as the physical processes underlying them is of utmost importance to our determination of planetary health. From improved predictions of global environmental changes to ecosystem assessment, physical oceanography plays a key role. The scope of physical oceanography research extends across numerous geographical regions – from coastal waters and estuaries to open ocean regions; from surface to deep-sea depths and from the Equator to high-latitude polar regions. Likewise, it encompasses a wide range of research foci, including both dynamical and descriptive studies considering different approaches (e.g., remote sensing data, in situ data, numerical models, etc.). These studies range from fluid dynamics and global circulation models, to heat and carbon storage, as well as measuring changes in sea level rise, ocean warming and ocean flux. As such, the use of physical oceanography research to better understand past marine systems and to model future ones, is invaluable. In combination with other scientific disciplines and management insights, this field of study can provide crucial information for researchers and policy makers alike.
This call for papers aims to highlight the breadth of physical oceanography research across a wide range of regions and disciplines. We welcome submissions including those that feature multidisciplinary research and encourage studies that utilize Open Science resources, such as data and code repositories.
Read our interview with the Guest Editors
Prof. Maite de Castro
University of Vigo, Applied Physics
University of Porto, Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR)
Physical Oceanography Department of CICESE
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Mention the Physical Oceanography Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish March 15th, 2022.