Projects / Data

Here you will find a sampling of some of the projects and research we've undertaken in our lab group, from local Oregon estuaries to Greenland's fjords and glaciers, generously funded by external sources and the University of Oregon. 

 Photo by D. Carroll, 2017

Photo by D. Carroll, 2017

Icebergs

We study the melt and movement of icebergs, particularly near their source, in Greenland's glacial fjords. We are concerned with how much melt they produce, and where that meltwater goes spatially (across the North Atlantic and vertically in the water column). 

Click the Learn More button to see data that are available and other resources. See publications list for relevant papers. 

 
 KS Glacier, West Greenland, 2015

KS Glacier, West Greenland, 2015

Ice / Ocean Interactions

Glaciers that end in the ocean are sometimes called tidewater or marine-terminating glaciers. The oceanic fjords they enter are fundamentally different than other fjords (e.g., Puget Sound) or even other estuaries in general. We study the dynamics of these fjords, and the coupling between the ocean and ice systems, which is a key component of understanding global sea level rise and circulation. 

Click the Learn More button to see data that are available and other resources. See publications list for relevant papers.

 
 Overview map of Coos estuary

Overview map of Coos estuary

Coos Estuary, southern Oregon

The Coos estuary in southern Oregon encompasses the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, the towns of Coos Bay and North Bend, and the marine lab of UO, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB). We study the dynamics of this small, seasonal estuary from to integrate many processes, such as larval movement, sediment transport, upwelling intrusions, and exchange flow.  

Click the Learn More button to see data that are available and other resources. See publications list for relevant papers.


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Marine Science at University of Oregon

Many people are not aware of the abundance of marine science research going on at the University of Oregon. Click the Learn More button to see an evolving list of marine science resources, classes, faculty, etc. at UO. Please let us know any suggestions or changes.  


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