Atmospheric disturbances with winds of unusual force or direction. Accompanied by rain, snow, hail, or sleet, and often by thunder and lightning.
- USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center [More info]
- Extreme storms, sea-level rise, and the health of marine communities are some of the major societal and environmental issues studied by this part of USGS.
- Using science to strengthen our Nation's resilience to tomorrow's challenges: understanding and preparing for coastal impacts [More info]
- Specific steps that USGS is taking to gather scientific information that will help coastal communities prepare for changes, both sudden, like hurricanes, and gradual, like rising sea level.