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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USGS responds to Deepwater Horizon oil spill [ More info] Imagery, sampling information, and other data intended for use in assessing and remediating environmental problems related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
USGS responds to hurricanes [ More info] Information is provided about coastal impacts of Katrina, Rita, and Wilma and Satellite Imagery and other Geospatial Data, News Releases, Streamflow Conditions, publications and other resources.
USGS science for the Nation's changing coasts: Shoreline change research [ More info] Explains how and why coasts, beaches, and shorelines change, and how we study these changes.
USGS science for the Nation's changing coasts; Shoreline change assessment [ More info] Shorelines are always changing, yet we use these areas heavily. This shows what we measure and how, to help adapt to changing coastal zones.
Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes-Entering a new era of investigations [ More info] People who manage recreational areas need better, more timely estimates of the likelihood that the beach and lake waters will be hazardous to human health, and which factors cause those hazards.
Water resources of Virginia - chloride monitoring network [ More info] Description of project to study the distribution of saline water in the aquifers of the Coastal Plain of Virginia and the potential for saline water intrusion by evaluating chloride concentrations and the factors affecting chloride distribution.
Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology [ More info] Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology science center conducts research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other U.S. Pacific Islands.
Wetlands Ecology Branch, National Wetlands Research Center [ More info] Information on the NWRC Wetlands Ecology Branch, which conducts research related to sustainable management and restoration of the nation's coastal saltwater wetlands, freshwater wetlands, submerged aquatic ecosystems, and coastal prairie.
usSEABED (marine sediment and rock distribution) [ More info] Data on sediment and rock distributions in the waters off the United States, shown using an internet map service with links to downloadable data files
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