Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Our research goals are to provide the scientific information, knowledge, and tools required to ensure that decisions about land and resource use, management practices, and future development in the coastal zone and adjacent watersheds can be evaluated with a complete understanding of the probable effects on coastal ecosystems and communities, and a full assessment of their vulnerability to natural and human-driven changes.
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Providing unique data for investigating questions related to both controls on bed sediment grain size and grain-size controls on resuspension processes
Effects of large-scale dam removal on the Carmel River system, and restoration efforts in Elkhorn Slough
First synchronous quantification of flow and suspended sediment dynamics at the field-scale
Working closely with partners to develop, calibrate and verify PCMSC's process-based, numerical model of hydrodynamics and sediment transport for the lower Columbia River, Columbia River Estuary, and adjacent coast
Developing tools for predicting the long-term geomorphic evolution of estuaries
Examining the cycling of sediment between channels, subtidal shallows, intertidal shallows, and marshes in San Francisco Bay
Investigating the vectors and timing of microbiological invasions and the subsequent dispersal of these non-native organisms due to sediment transport
Autonomous bed-sediment imaging systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size - Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
Interactions between waves, sediment, and turbulence on a shallow estuarine mudflat - Journal of Geophysical Research
Fine-grained sediment dispersal along the California coast - USGS Fact Sheet
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