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About David A. Jay

I am a physical oceanographer (PhD from the University of Washington in 1987). I have been a process scientist and have participated in management of the Columbia River and other coastal systems for almost 40 years. My research interests span a range of topics and scales including estuarine circulation and sediment transport, stratified flows and turbulent mixing, basin-scale hydrology, buoyant plumes, local and basin-scale tides, tidal analysis methods, sea level rise, coastal system comparison, climate and human impacts on coastal ecosystems, and coastal ecosystem science. Management issues he has been involved in include: New York Harbor-Newark Bay pollution problems, San Francisco Bay salinity intrusion, Pacific Northwest salmonid recovery, Columbia River navigational impacts and safety, Lower Columbia River sediment budget, and hydropower impacts and management in several systems.


Present Professor, Portland State University Civil & Environmental Engineering


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