Elwha River plume, Washington
We are a research group within the UW School of Oceanography that studies sediment transport and deposition over timescales of minutes to millenia in coastal and oceanic environments. Read on for more information about our current and previous research, group members, facilities, and student opportunities.
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Our group made its third research trip in as many years to the tidal Amazon River, working with colleagues from the Universidade Federal do Para. We collected water-column and sea-bed data to investigate the sedimentary dynamics of the lower Amazon and its tributaries.
The Sediment Dynamics Group completed another successful research cruise aboard the R/V Clifford A. Barnes on April 2-6, 2012. We successfully deployed a second instrumented tripod and retrieved the first tripod for downloading, replacing batteries, and redeployment later in the month. Check out this new time-lapse video of the cruise, with much better quality than the first attempt.
Check out a time-lapse video of our recent research cruise in the Elwha River delta.
The Friday Harbor Laboratories Marine Sedimentary Processes Apprenticeship will be offered in Spring 2012--find out more about this intensive quarter-long course focusing on the Elwha River dam removal process.
Chuck Nittrouer and Andrea Ogston were featured in this article in Columns magazine about the Elwha dam removal project.
Chuck Nittrouer and Aaron Fricke featured in this story in the Daily about the yearly OCEAN 230 field trip aboard the R/V Thompson.