The Pacific Northwest Region of the American Geophysical Union held its 35th annual meeting September 28–30, 1988, at the Royal Roads Millitary College in Victoria, British Columbia; 113 scientists attended. The ten sessions covered hydrology, general geophysics, geomagnetism, marine geology, oceanography, seismology, volcanology, and tectonophysics in 61 oral and 5 poster papers. Abstracts of the papers follow this introduction. At the banquet, E. Irving of the Pacific Geoscience Center spoke on “The Fall of Fixism.” The 36th annual meeting will be held in fall 1989 in Portland, Ore.; Ansel Johnson of Portland State University is convenor.