Atmospheric disturbances with winds of unusual force or direction. Accompanied by rain, snow, hail, or sleet, and often by thunder and lightning.
An overview of coastal land loss with emphasis on the southeastern United States [ More info] Comprehensive background information on coastal land loss, discussing the influence of waves and storms, the intrinsic characteristics of the shoreline materials, and the role of human activities.
Assessment of potential coastal impacts: Hurricane Rita [ More info] Areas susceptible to inundation during landfall of Hurricane Rita are assessed by comparing lidar-derived dune elevations to simulated storm surge values. Results shown on pictorial maps.
Biological resource status and trends: Extreme events and disturbances [ More info] Information concerning status and trends of biological resources, focusing on extreme events and disturbances
Climate of North Dakota: blizzards [ More info] Reviews the causes and frequency of blizzards in North Dakota.
Climate of North Dakota: severe storms [ More info] Reviews frequency and distribution of tornadoes, windstorms, and hailstorms in North Dakota.
Coastal Change During Hurricane Dennis 2005 [ More info] Summary of study to document the impact of Hurricane Dennis on Santa Rosa Island, in the Florida Panhandle.
Coastal Change During Hurricane Isabel 2003 [ More info] Summary of study to document the impact of Hurricane Isabel in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, near Cape Hatteras. Methods included pre- and post-storm photography, videography, and lidar.
Coastal change during Hurricane Ivan 2004 [ More info] Summary of study to document the impact of Hurricane Ivan on the Gulf coast of Alabama near the Florida border.
Coastal change hazards digital library [ More info] Online catalog of reports and data on coastal change hazards, indexed by author, agency, project, location, feature type, and topic
Coastal storms and tsunamis [ More info] USGS responses to and studies of the hazards and impact of major hurricanes, tsunamis, and El Nino storms. Includes links to oblique aerial photography and LIDAR surveys recording coastal changes and other effects of storms and waves.
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