Emily Raising Sail

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Emily is a physical oceanography PhD student with a focus on coastal and estuarine dynamics and modeling. Her experience spans many areas of oceanography, a diversity of field and modeling enterprises, and a range of teaching, outreach, and collaborative efforts.

Mushing with Bella

Bella is special; she’s not at all like the labs that I grew up with, or many of the other dogs that either of us are used to having in our lives.  For one, she doesn’t play fetch.  At all.  She can’t even be bothered to chase after the ball and then not bring it […]

Little Bug

Little Bug was a part of our family for about two years–until he got hit by a bus.  Since he was invisible, there was no funeral and no mourning period.  Just like the many times when he would suddenly be present in a room or an active participant in an activity, when he was suddenly […]

When we were kids, my older sister went through phases hunting butterflies around the yard so she could run inside panting to look up and record the different names of what she found. She also took to rummaging around our bedroom and the kitchen for different materials to examine under her new microscope. Young Emily, […]

My parents and sister and I had been stranded in our house for 9 days with the power out since some big trees had fallen down and blocked the road. My older sister, Mara, and I were starting to get restless when dad told us to go put on our jackets and boots and come […]

Hagfish are as unique a species as they are primitive. Their sucking mouths are unique to similar types of fish, and hagfish can feed by tying their bodies into knots and pulling theirs heads back through the knots as a means to gain leverage. One of the most unique and intriguing features of the hagfish […]

I have spent a lot of time on the water. Growing up on the Puget Sound, a large amount of my hobbies are on the water. I sail, kayak, windsurf, SCUBA dive, and in college I used to drive three hours each way to the ocean to surf on the weekends. I also get motion […]

We propose to quantify the three-dimensional circulation within Yaquina Bay Estuary and the coastal waters in the vicinity of the bay using a state-of-the-art hydrodynamic model, validated with field observations as well as from existing long-term datasets. The numerical model to be used is the open-source, three-dimensional, Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM). FVCOM is […]