The present day vegetation pattern of the Willamette Valley is a result of a long past of human alteration of the landscape. Beginning with aboriginal burning of the grasslands to present day land uses, the vegetation of the valley has been affected by anthropogenic activity. Wet prairie is a vanishing...
Along with the increased attention in the past two decades on the
values of wetlands and the documentation of great losses of wetland acreage has
been a growing need for a comprehensive assessment method for analyzing the
functions of a wetland. Detailed site-specific study has been the traditional
The main objective of the study was to identify potential groundwater problem areas in Western
Marion County using a geographic information system (GIS) and the Oregon Water Resources
Department's (OWRD's) well log database (see figure 1). Potential groundwater problem areas
were identified based on their mean static water level. According...
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the characters of
winter wave climates of the Washington and Oregon coasts from 1980-
81 through 1989-90 and to compare these spatially and temporally
with the occurrence of storm events. Of particular interest is the
analysis of wave climates and weather events...
Sequential aerial photography was used to identify effects of hiking trails
on the spatial distribution of subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) habitat at alpine treeline.
Vegetation change over a 46 year period was compared along trails relative to areas
without trails, at five study sites in the McDonald Creek drainage of...
The U.S. Forest Service has been actively using new information
technologies since the formation of the agency. Currently forests are using
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping, data storage, modeling,
and spatial analysis. The Siuslaw National Forest has an active GIS with many
data layers. A project to correct the...
Field Automation is an evolving set of geographic information system
(GIS) technologies, including mobile computing and the global positioning system,
addressing operational and environmental applications in the field. This research
involves designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating an environmental and
facility application field automated GIS. The Camp Rilea National Guard base,...
Streamflow variability can provide valuable information for nonpoint source
pollution monitoring program planning. The research papers presented in this thesis
examine selected properties of streamflow variability in Oregon to advance its application
in regional planning of water quality monitoring programs. The products of this research
depict Oregon streams by their...
The needs and markets for aerial photography have grown
steadily with the increasing demands for improved resource
management (Kodak, 1985, 2 & Simonett, 1983, 1). Aerial
photography within the Willamette Valley could provide researchers
and professionals with a broad range of data in disciplines such as
agriculture, forestry, geology, and...
El Niflo and La Nifia are oceanographic and atmospheric phenomena that have been
catalogued for well over a centuly. In El Nifio years, Peru's otherwise thy west coast is
subjected to torrential rainfall. Higher ocean temperatures off the coast are deemed the
culprit. Attempts to quantify this began in the...