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Lateral Bay Research Campaign: May 2012

RV ForerunnerDates: May 30-31 and June 4-5, 2012
Chief Scientist: James Lerczak, Oregon State University
Research Vessel: T/V Forerunner

Scientific Goals:

  1. Understand the biogeochemical exchange between lateral bays and the estuary, and to develop approaches and models to quantify the contribution of these exchanges to the functioning of the estuarine bioreactor.
  2. Perform tidal surveys using bottom landers, surface moorings, ADCP, CTD, and shipboard flow-through system.

Columbia River Estuary Weather Conditions