Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves December 23, 2016

Wishing you all a very special holiday season!

Happy Holidays


Salmon Bowl is Coming!

Salmon Bowl is a regional high school marine science competition hosted annually at OSU by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 on campus.

Join us at the GENERAL INFO MEETING to learn how you can be part of this event: January 12, 2017, 6-7 p.m. in Gilfillan Auditorium.

All volunteers get FREE food and a T-shirt!

See Salmon Bowl or email salmonbowl.volunteer@gmail.com for more information.


We Haven't Forgotten

The name change...it's a-coming! Tune in for the excitement in January, 2017!


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

photo of the week
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From Dudley Chelton: I drove back from the San Francisco AGU meeting on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Northern California had just had 3 days of steady rain. There was a lot of standing water everywhere and the rivers were overflowing their banks. All along the coast, the nearshore water was brown from sediment-laden river outflows. The left image in the 3-panel figure shows a satellite image of the northern California/Oregon coast. The upper right image is a wide-angle photo taken of the Klamath River plume taken from a pull-out on Highway 101 in the northern Redwoods. The bottom right image is a zoomed image of the turbidity front. Note the relief of the front, as evidenced with the low sun angle by the shadow to the right of the front. There is also a line of foam just behind the turbidity front.


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