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Multimedia products are an important way to distribute information to the public. The Oregon Water Science center continues to produce a variety of outreach materials including audio broadcasts, video podcasts, and online videos. Search below to see what we have been up to.

Images

wooded, dirt lined bank of Gate Creek
Gate Creek at Vida, OR - 14163000
Gate Creek at Vida, OR - 14163000
Gate Creek at Vida, OR - 14163000

The brown PVC bank mounted pipe houses water-quality instruments. The grey cylinder houses an automatic sampler, that draws water samples from the river at programed times.

The brown PVC bank mounted pipe houses water-quality instruments. The grey cylinder houses an automatic sampler, that draws water samples from the river at programed times.

Lisa points at the colorful poster depicting the water cycle as she instructs
Childrens Clean Water Festival
Childrens Clean Water Festival
Childrens Clean Water Festival

Lisa Hoaks and Carrie Boudreau ran an exhibit booth at the 2024 Children's Clean Water Festival. They presented an introduction to the Water Cycle with an interactive matching game along with a look at the USGS Streamer app to see where nearby rivers flow.

Lisa Hoaks and Carrie Boudreau ran an exhibit booth at the 2024 Children's Clean Water Festival. They presented an introduction to the Water Cycle with an interactive matching game along with a look at the USGS Streamer app to see where nearby rivers flow.

Carrie smiles from behind the USGS booth
Children's Clean Water Festival
Children's Clean Water Festival
Children's Clean Water Festival

Lisa Hoaks and Carrie Boudreau ran an exhibit booth at the 2024 Children's Clean Water Festival. They presented an introduction to the Water Cycle with an interactive matching game along with a look at the USGS Streamer app to see where nearby rivers flow.

Lisa Hoaks and Carrie Boudreau ran an exhibit booth at the 2024 Children's Clean Water Festival. They presented an introduction to the Water Cycle with an interactive matching game along with a look at the USGS Streamer app to see where nearby rivers flow.

partly cloudy day on the Columbia River. The water way is lined with industrial facilities in this area.
Columbia River
Columbia River
Columbia River

The USGS monitors for toxins near the industrial complexes of the Columbia River in Portland. Learn more about Portland's industrial areas.

The USGS monitors for toxins near the industrial complexes of the Columbia River in Portland. Learn more about Portland's industrial areas.

Upon retrieval, the previously white membranes of the sampler are coated with brown buildup
Passive sampler retrieval
Passive sampler retrieval
Passive sampler retrieval

Retrieving a Solid Phase Adsorption Toxin Tracking (SPATT) sampler from the Columbia River. Passive samplers like this one are left in the river to accumulate toxins over time for later analysis.

Retrieving a Solid Phase Adsorption Toxin Tracking (SPATT) sampler from the Columbia River. Passive samplers like this one are left in the river to accumulate toxins over time for later analysis.

Looking out the 3 front boat windows at the Columbia River
Boating on the Columbia River
Boating on the Columbia River
Boating on the Columbia River

Scientist's boat on the Columbia River collecting samples to help track toxins throughout the year.

Scientist's boat on the Columbia River collecting samples to help track toxins throughout the year.

Videos

Welcome to the USGS GeoLog Locator
Welcome to the USGS GeoLog Locator
Welcome to the USGS GeoLog Locator

Welcome to the USGS GeoLog Locator, an online tool for viewing and downloading digital borehole geophysical logs. These borehole logs are used to answer scientific questions about things like groundwater availability, geologic structure of the Earth, and certain characteristics of the structure of the soil and rock formations.

Welcome to the USGS GeoLog Locator, an online tool for viewing and downloading digital borehole geophysical logs. These borehole logs are used to answer scientific questions about things like groundwater availability, geologic structure of the Earth, and certain characteristics of the structure of the soil and rock formations.

DataGrapher: Introduction and Navigation Menu
DataGrapher: Introduction and Navigation Menu
DataGrapher: Introduction and Navigation Menu

The USGS Data Grapher is a set of internet-based tools that allows users to create customized graphs and tables of continuous monitoring data, including water-quality, meteorological, and streamflow data. Each tool or feature performs a particular task...
 

The USGS Data Grapher is a set of internet-based tools that allows users to create customized graphs and tables of continuous monitoring data, including water-quality, meteorological, and streamflow data. Each tool or feature performs a particular task...
 

DataGrapher: Quick Overview
DataGrapher: Quick Overview
DataGrapher: Quick Overview

The Data Grapher is a set of online tools that allow users to create customized graphs and tables of a whole variety of time-series data that are served up by the U.S. Geological Survey. When you visit the USGS Data Grapher site for the Oregon Water Science Center, this is the first page you will see.

The Data Grapher is a set of online tools that allow users to create customized graphs and tables of a whole variety of time-series data that are served up by the U.S. Geological Survey. When you visit the USGS Data Grapher site for the Oregon Water Science Center, this is the first page you will see.

DataGrapher: Setting Up Your First Graph
DataGrapher: Setting Up Your First Graph
DataGrapher: Setting Up Your First Graph

The most basic function possible with the USGS Data Grapher is the one site, one parameter plot. Starting with the Time Series, One Site feature, you can select any of the sites that have been loaded into the Data Grapher system; for the Oregon Data Grapher, data from nearly 300 monitoring sites from Oregon and southwest Washington have been loaded.

The most basic function possible with the USGS Data Grapher is the one site, one parameter plot. Starting with the Time Series, One Site feature, you can select any of the sites that have been loaded into the Data Grapher system; for the Oregon Data Grapher, data from nearly 300 monitoring sites from Oregon and southwest Washington have been loaded.

DataGrapher: Adjusting A Graph
DataGrapher: Adjusting A Graph
DataGrapher: Adjusting A Graph

Once you have generated your graph, you have a variety of options of where to go next. First, you can download the data that you used to create the graph by selecting here. This allows you to import the data directly into a spreadsheet or database package where you can do your own custom manipulation.

Once you have generated your graph, you have a variety of options of where to go next. First, you can download the data that you used to create the graph by selecting here. This allows you to import the data directly into a spreadsheet or database package where you can do your own custom manipulation.

Audio

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Groundwater 101
Groundwater 101
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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Groundwater 101

In this episode we explore how vital groundwater is as a natural resource and discuss what impact a changing climate and human consumption has on groundwater supplies. Join us, as we sit down with USGS Groundwater Specialist Marshall Gannett to get a primer on the role groundwater plays in our daily lives, today on the Oregon Science Podcast.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)

In this episode we explore how vital groundwater is as a natural resource and discuss what impact a changing climate and human consumption has on groundwater supplies. Join us, as we sit down with USGS Groundwater Specialist Marshall Gannett to get a primer on the role groundwater plays in our daily lives, today on the Oregon Science Podcast.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Oregon Songbirds: Singing for Their Supper in Evergreen Forests
Oregon Songbirds: Singing for Their Supper in Evergreen Forests
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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Oregon Songbirds: Singing for Their Supper in Evergreen Forests

In this episode we sit down with USGS wildlife biologist Joan Hagar and discuss her recent study on songbirds in the Pacific Northwest. New research indicates a possible relationship between reductions in the abundance of some species of songbird and reductions in the amount of deciduous trees in evergreen forests.

In this episode we sit down with USGS wildlife biologist Joan Hagar and discuss her recent study on songbirds in the Pacific Northwest. New research indicates a possible relationship between reductions in the abundance of some species of songbird and reductions in the amount of deciduous trees in evergreen forests.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Clearing up Muddy Waters
Clearing up Muddy Waters
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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Clearing up Muddy Waters

For this month’s episode we discuss the water-quality parameter turbidity. More than just a way to measure dirty water, turbidity can serve as a useful indicator of the ecological health of a watershed.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)

For this month’s episode we discuss the water-quality parameter turbidity. More than just a way to measure dirty water, turbidity can serve as a useful indicator of the ecological health of a watershed.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
3-D Geologic Model of Columbia Plateau Aquifer System
3-D Geologic Model of Columbia Plateau Aquifer System
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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
3-D Geologic Model of Columbia Plateau Aquifer System

In this month’s episode we discuss how 3-D modeling is used to examine groundwater in the Columbia Plateau. USGS hydrologist Erick Burns describes how his team modeled the 53,000 mi2 plateau, how this information is currently used, and what implications it has for the future.

In this month’s episode we discuss how 3-D modeling is used to examine groundwater in the Columbia Plateau. USGS hydrologist Erick Burns describes how his team modeled the 53,000 mi2 plateau, how this information is currently used, and what implications it has for the future.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR
Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR
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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR

This month's episode focuses on one of the most useful geographic tools scientists have for studying our natural world: Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR. LiDAR is a powerful data collection technique that can be used to map surface features, even those hidden beneath the dense canopy of Pacific Northwest forests.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)

This month's episode focuses on one of the most useful geographic tools scientists have for studying our natural world: Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR. LiDAR is a powerful data collection technique that can be used to map surface features, even those hidden beneath the dense canopy of Pacific Northwest forests.

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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Unearthing the Secrets Beneath the Forest Floor
Unearthing the Secrets Beneath the Forest Floor
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USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
USGS Visual Identity - Black (TM)
Unearthing the Secrets Beneath the Forest Floor

There is a black box hidden beneath the forests of the Pacific Northwest, guarding the secrets to why the trees grow so large! The black box is soil, which harbors immense biological diversity and controls the release of water and nutrients that support the life above ground.

There is a black box hidden beneath the forests of the Pacific Northwest, guarding the secrets to why the trees grow so large! The black box is soil, which harbors immense biological diversity and controls the release of water and nutrients that support the life above ground.