The ten papers in this volume represent a selection of 34 talks and 14 posters presented at a special scientific workshop held at Liverpool in the UK on the 10th and 11th of April 2014 in honour of the 60th birthday of Professor Richard Greatbatch. This workshop provided an opportunity for researchers and graduate students to exchange knowledge and progress within the research areas of atmospheric and oceanic dynamics.
All the papers in this volume have gone through the rigorous reviewing procedures of Ocean Dynamics. As the guest editors of this topical collection, we wish to sincerely thank all the contributors for contributing their high-quality research papers to this special issue and anonymous referees for their constructive comments on the original articles. Without peer assessment of this order, the quality of the papers would be compromised. We wish to thank Professor Richard Greatbatch for his suggestions about the form of the workshop. We also wish to thank Professor Jörg-Olaf Wolff, the chief editor of Ocean Dynamics, for providing us with the opportunity to publish this topical collection and for his patience in finalizing this volume.
Photo of scientists attending the special scientific workshop held at Liverpool in the UK on the 10th and 11th of April 2014.