Remembering Paul Komar: A Tribute to an Esteemed Oceanographer
Honoring the legacy of a coastal science legend
In memory of the late Paul Komar, this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast is a rerun of the original episode from November 2018. Co-hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham are joined by Paul, Emeritus Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University, where he discusses his research on coastal processes, climate controls on U.S. West Coast processes, and resulting erosion problems. Paul shares his experiences in the field of oceanography, his investigations along the West Coast of the United States, the Nile Delta of Egypt, and the coast of New Zealand, and his two books including Beach Processes and Sedimentation published by Prentice-Hall. Paul, 85, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. This rerun is a tribute to his contributions to the field of oceanography and in honor of his memory.