Strips of land (of indefinite width) that extend from the low-tide line inland to the first major change in landform features. [Adapted from Glossary of Geology, 4th ed.]
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Digital library: USGS Monterey Bay science [ More info] Online catalog of scientific reports and data around and about Monterey Bay, California, indexed by author, agency, project, location, feature type, and topic
Early results from the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility Project [ More info] A coordinated set of studies shows development of coastal features, aspects of marine water quality, and impacts of hurricanes along this section of important coastline.
Environmental investigations using diatom microfossils [ More info] Explains use of diatom assemblages in understanding the history of coastal wetlands.
Fine-grained sediment dispersal along the California coast [ More info] Fine-grained material may negative effects on coastal ecosystems. Our studies suggest that the waves and currents of California are adequately energetic to transport fine-grained sediment quickly through near-shore coastal systems.
From ridge to reef--linking erosion and changing watersheds to impacts on the coral reef ecosystems of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Ocean [ More info] Explains how land processes on hills near the shoreline affect the health of coral reefs.
Global inventory of natural gas hydrate occurrence [ More info] This updated global inventory reports on natural gas hydrate recovered or inferred from geophysical, geochemical, or geological evidence. Includes links to world location maps, inventories, references and posters. Also in PDF format files.
Gulf of Mexico Estuaries Integrated Science Strategy [ More info] A white paper describing a plan for USGS research in Gulf of Mexico estuaries, developed in 2001 using Tampa Bay as an example with links to program strategy and design.
Holocene evolution of Apalachicola Bay, Florida [ More info] Geophysical surveying, combined with analysis of sediment cores and radiometric dating were used to describe the likely history of formation of this area.
Hurricane and extreme storm impact studies: hurricanes, El-Niño, & northeasters [ More info] Description of three types of severe coastal storm impacts: hurricane impacts on the southeast U.S., extra-tropical storm impacts on the U.S. west coast during El-Nino winters, and 'northeaster' impacts on the U.S. east coast.
Hurricane Katrina disaster: general information and USGS response [ More info] Observations and effects of hurricane Katrina, with information about USGS monitoring and studies related to the area affected.
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