March Club Meeting

Next OWA Meeting

Meeting link will be sent out via H2OAddicts and posted in the OWA Facebook group

What: Physics of Whitewater

Who:   Gordon Grant

When:    March 10th, 2020, 6:30pm

Where:  via Zoom


GGrant_4.JPGGordon Grant is a Research Hydrologist with the USDA Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, and also Courtesy Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. His involvement with rivers began as a decade-long career as a whitewater river guide on western US rivers.  He received his Ph.D. in fluvial geomorphology from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, working with M. Gordon (Reds) Wolman, and began work for the research branch of the U.S. Forest Service.  His research focuses on understanding how stream networks, watersheds, and landscapes respond to geomorphic changes due to land use, dams and dam removal, volcanic eruptions, and climate changes in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, and President of the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes section of AGU.

Presentation: Physics of Whitewater

Gordon will talk to us about why the rivers we love are the way they are.  What is the science behind our favorite river features such as holes, standing waves, etc?