US Geologic Survey Mendenall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Launches
This USGS Mendenall Fellow created a video to express what she is learning through her experience!
Title: Turbid Bay: Sediment in Motion
Description: USGS scientists from the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center explore how sediment moves across San Francisco Bay tidal flats. The research team deploys a suite of large instrumented tripods to record sediment movements over a six-week period in early 2011. Answers from this work will help determine whether deposition of sediment at high tide is occurring quickly enough to preserve marshes in the face of sea-level rise.
The program also highlights the value and function of the USGS Mendenhall Fellowship Program. The Mendenhall Program at the USGS provides recent PhD graduates an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research on pressing scientific questions with the guidance and mentoring of established scientists.
Location: San Francisco Bay, CA, USA
Date Taken: 2/1/2011
Video Producer/Videographer: Stephen M. Wessells, U.S. Geological Survey
Note: Please contact the individual above for more information on this clip. This video is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for more details.
ADDITIONAL VIDEO CREDITS:
Produced by: USGS Office of Communications and Publishing & USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Directed, written, filmed and edited by: Stephen M. Wessells
Content Experts: Jessie Lacy, Lissa MacVean, Rama Kotra, Helen Gibbons
Narrator: Curtis Howard
Clapper Rail Photo: Peter LaTourrette http://www.birdphotography.com/