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 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.
Assessing hazards along our Nation's coasts [ More info] Explains the types of potential problems that may befall coastal communities and ecosystems, and are the subject of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards.
Digital shorelines for Boston Harbor [ More info] Modified version of paper by F.T. Manheim and A.G. McIntire, Civil Engineering Practice, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 35-48 (1998). A new shoreline file has been created for Boston Harbor by digitizing and combining the most recent charts.
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.
A spatial analysis of cultural ecosystem service valuation by regional stakeholders in Florida: a coastal application of the social values for ecosystem services (SolVES) tool [ More info] Research project to close gaps in our knowledge about the attitudes and perceptions, or nonmonetary values, held by coastal residents for ecosystem services, particularly for cultural services.
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.
Coastal and Marine Geology Program interactive map server [ More info] Interactive map server to view and create maps using available coastal and marine geology data sets of offshore and coastal U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. Links to available data and metadata that can be downloaded.
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.
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