A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in the Tacoma Fault Zone-A Plausible Scenario for the Southern Puget Sound Region, Washington [ More info] Scientific description of the likely effects of a significant earthquake on this densely populated area.
Mount Rainier - Living Safely With a Volcano in Your Backyard [ More info] One of our Nation's most dangerous volcanoes, Mount Rainier has been the source of countless eruptions and volcanic mudflows, and many people live in the areas that will be affected by it.
Sediment load from major rivers into Puget Sound and its adjacent waters [ More info] Sediment from rivers has both beneficial and detrimental effects on ecosystems and human activities around Puget Sound. We explain where the sediment comes from, how it is transported, and the nature of the data that we can use to understand it.
Land-use planning for nearshore ecosystem services--the Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model [ More info] Describes the types of concerns and observations used to help area resource managers analyze actual or potential changes in this highly developed ecosystem.
Western Fisheries Research Center--Forage fish studies in Puget Sound [ More info] Human perturbations such as shoreline armoring or urban development can affect the nearshore habitats critical to these populations of small fish which support birds and larger fish.
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