In this study methods were developed for the prediction of wave
conditions that are hazardous to navigation at river entrances, with
emphasis on applicability to the Columbia River. There are two basic
components to the prediction system: (1) a semi-automated spectral
method for forecasting the significant height and average period...
Hydrographic and bathythermograph data taken off the Oregon
coast during a two week period in August of 1969 were analyzed to
determine if heat content and mixed layer depth may be used as
indicators of Columbia River plume water.
Heat content was found to be a poor indicator of plume...
An intensive chemical investigation, that includes the
determinations of salinity, oxygen, nutrients, pH, alkalinity, and
total carbon dioxide of the Columbia River plume off the Oregon
coast in July 1967 shows the following unique features:
1. Along the axis of the river plume both the salinity minimum and
Suspended particulate matter (SPM) in the Columbia River is a mixture of particles of
several origins having varying physical and biogeochemical properties. The relative
abundances of these freshwater particles changes with season and apparently also with
tide. Prior investigation has quantified seasonal variation of organic material in both the
Exceptional data are available for the study of the salmon runs of the Columbia River in 1938. Detailed figures on catch were supplied by Oregon and Washington in such form that they could readily be combined with the counts at Bonneville Dam to provide a basis for estimating the escapement....