Benny Beaver greets one of his favorite Portland Metro television personalities, the genial KATU-2 meteorologist Dave Salesky. Dave is a self-confessed weather geek, which comes in handy in the Pacific Northwest. He has a seal from the American Meteorological Society and a certificate of meteorology from Mississippi State University, and has forecasted weather from Spokane to Portland. And, like Benny, Dave is an avid outdoorsman who can usually be found out enjoying Oregon's rivers and mountains when he's not forecasting the next arrival of rain.
Through research and partnerships throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area, Oregon State University faculty and staff are working to improve the economic health and preserve the quality of life of the region and the state. Read more...
Dec 5, 2013
For the first time, scientists have been able to use precise temperature measurements to calculate the friction dynamics of fault slip, measuring the energy produced during the 2011 Japanese earthquake.… Read full story.
Dec 4, 2013
A new study of humpback whales in the North Pacific has identified five distinct populations – while a proposal to designate humpbacks as a single “distinct population” is being considered.… Read full story.
Dec 3, 2013
Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.… Read full story.