Scientists analyzed more than 1.2 million trees to assemble chronologies of annually dated rings, which will inform fields ranging from climate science to seismology.
Baked Contacts Focus a Lens on Ancient Lava Flows
Two studies, conducted 40 years apart, show how combining field observations and thermal modeling can reconstruct the history of massive lava flows and how they altered the surrounding landscape.
Far-Flung Forces Caused the 2021 Pacific Northwest Heat Wave
Air from thousands of kilometers away spiraled down to drape the Pacific Northwest in blistering heat.
Continuity is the Father of Success
Geodetic measurements indicate that Three Sisters Volcano uplifted by almost 300 millimeters in the past 25 years without significant anomalies at the surface.
Cormorants Are Helping Characterize Coastal Ocean Environments
The Cormorant Oceanography Project is using sensors deployed on diving marine birds to collect broadly distributed oceanographic data in coastal regions around the world.
Earthquake Alerts Go Live in the Pacific Northwest
Oregon and Washington residents will receive an alert on their cell phones if they are in danger from an incoming quake.
Successful Testing of Technique to Measure Seafloor Strain
A new optical fiber interferometry strain sensor tested off the Oregon coast holds promising prospects for seafloor geodesy.
Audio Reveals Sizes of Methane Bubbles Rising from the Seafloor
A sensitive underwater microphone captures the sounds of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, escaping into waters off the coast of Oregon. Using this sound, researchers can estimate the bubbles’ sizes.
Small Towns Brace for Historic Eclipse Crowds
Some towns have known for a decade to prepare; others learned as little as a year ago about the event and what it might bring to their locale.
Controversial Pacts Aim for Dam Removals on Western U.S. River
New agreements regarding the Klamath River in Oregon and California would enable the largest U.S. dam removal project ever. Critics say water quality will suffer, decry hydropower loss.