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Waldport High students help NOAA track ocean currents

Posted by: | November 13, 2014 Comments Off on Waldport High students help NOAA track ocean currents |

WALDPORT – Students at Waldport High School are excited about today’s successful launch of their unmanned sailboat, Phyxius, near the Equator by OSU’s R/V Oceanus, as part of a long-term national¬† project to better understand ocean currents and transport patterns. The project, organized by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, is part […]

under: kids, marine education, NOAA, ocean literacy, oceanography, STEM education

Estuary flooding may be more extreme than previously thought

Posted by: | November 13, 2014 Comments Off on Estuary flooding may be more extreme than previously thought |

New research suggests that intense storms could increase the impact of flooding in coastal estuaries. As more water is forced into the estuary, site-specific geographic features will cause more inundation in some parts of the estuary than others, contrary to the uniform rise that was previously expected. Estuaries are mixing pots between rivers and the […]

under: climate, environment, Oregon Sea Grant, research, storms

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