Category Archives: Oregon State University (OSU)

Large earthquakes follow ‘silent slip,’ new OSU research shows

Researchers at Oregon State University have found a new explanation as to why foreshocks often precede large earthquakes. Large quakes appear to follow a short period of “shallow mantle creep” and “seismic swarms,” according to the study, which was published Monday in the the academic journal Nature Geosciences. Source: Large earthquakes follow ‘silent slip,’ new […]
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OSU uses 55 seismometers off Oregon coast to study quakes

Researchers at Oregon State University focused on the Blanco Transform Fault off the Oregon coast. Big earthquakes appear to follow a brief episode of “shallow mantle creep” and “seismic swarms,” according to new research at Oregon State University. Source: Pamplin Media Group – OSU uses 55 seismometers off Oregon coast to study quakes

OSU study finds Cascade snowpack likely to diminish significantly in coming decades

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that natural variability in the weather patterns of the Pacific Ocean have largely offset the effects of climate change on snow in the Cascades. That variability is probably going to change soon, the researchers said, and snowpacks in western mountain ranges could be decimated. Source: OSU study finds […]
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Snowpack In The West Has Resisted Climate Change But That Won’t Last Forever

For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University. The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that although climate change should have caused a steep decrease in snowpack, naturally occurring, […]
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Vaping | Elliott State Forest – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last month, the U.S. Surgeon General declared e-cigarette use an epidemic among young people. We hear from Oregon Public Health Division epidemiologist Thomas Jeanne about what the state is doing to decrease vaping among young people. Anthony Davis, interim dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, explains the purpose of the existing Andrews research forest, and […]
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OSU to host pollinator summit

Goals include improving knowledge base, coordination. How pollinator-enhancement programs can be developed and enhanced is the subject of the PNW Pollinator Summit & Conference slated for Feb. 14-16 at the Oregon State University CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis. Source: OSU to host pollinator summit | Agriculture |

Think Too Much: Study says reducing drinking could help with quitting smoking

For some of us, drinking may seem to naturally go hand-in-hand with smoking: It’s a time-honored combination, although it’s not one that’s particularly healthful. But the lure of lighting up a cigarette while cracking open a cold one may go deeper than just a moment’s pleasure, according to an Oregon State University researcher who is […]
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OSU approach to Elliott State Forest draws support

 Oregon State University looks like it will be a major factor in the state effort to decide what to do with the Elliott State Forest. OSU President Ed Ray and Anthony Davis, interim dean of the university’s College of Forestry, appeared Tuesday before the State Land Board, with the board responding positively to OSU’s pitch […]
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OSU climate change report a mixed bag for Central Oregon forests

A new report produced by Oregon State University paints a surprisingly rosy picture for many Pacific Northwest forests in the face of climate change, but the impact on forests east of the Cascades is much more of a mixed bag. The results of the study, published in the industry publication Global Change Biology earlier in November, […]
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Northwest Forests Will Weather Climate Change Better Than Others In The West: Study

Climate change is expected to increase drought and wildfire vulnerability in forests across the West. But new research out of Oregon State University shows that some places will fare better than others. The Douglas fir forests of western Oregon and Washington are among the least susceptible to drought and fire over the next 30 years. Source: […]
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