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Oceanographer Joins the Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team


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Doug George processes a sea-floor-sediment sample
Above: Doug George processes a sea-floor-sediment sample on the deck of the Italian motor vessel Ermione in the Adriatic Sea.

Doug George has recently joined the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Coastal and Marine Geology Team as an oceanographer who will be working with Guy Gelfenbaum.

Doug received a B.S. in oceanography from Humboldt State University, an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and an M.Sc. in oceanography from Dalhousie University. His journalism thesis explored the effects of constructed wetlands on resident wildlife, and his graduate oceanography research focused on the midshelf sand-mud transition, metals transport, and wave-energy regimes. His thesis was part of the EuroSTRATAFORM project conducted in the Adriatic Sea (see Sound Waves articles "Voyage to Recover and Redeploy Instruments in the Adriatic Sea—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" and "USGS Participates in Sediment-Transport Cruise in the Adriatic Sea." Doug also worked on the restoration of the Mississippi River delta at the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Science.

At the USGS , Doug will be conducting numerical-modeling studies with Guy, Peter Ruggiero, and Giles Lesser. He will be using Delft3D software to model hydrodynamics and sediment transport in order to examine how restoring Capitol Lake (Washington) to an estuary may affect the environs of southern Puget Sound. Doug will also be involved in modeling efforts associated with the Elwha Dam removal and the Columbia River estuary, and will help with data collection in the field and presentation of the results of the studies.

Doug is stationed in Menlo Park, CA, in room 1209, Building 1 (phone: 650-329-5376). Please come by and welcome him to the USGS!


Related Sound Waves Stories
Voyage to Recover and Redeploy Instruments in the Adriatic Sea—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
April 2003
USGS Participates in Sediment-Transport Cruise in the Adriatic Sea
Dec. 2002 / Jan. 2003

Related Web Sites
Western Region Coastal & Marine Geology
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Santa Cruz & Menlo Park, CA

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