Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - February 2018

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In January and February 2018, USGS scientists visited more than 15 coastal and offshore locations studying mineral crusts, a subduction zone trench, Hurricane Irma impacts, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

This article is part of the February 2018 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter

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Date published: February 28, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - February 2018

Researchers find giant grooves on the tectonic plates that form a subduction zone, impacts of climate change may make many low-lying Pacific islands uninhabitable in 20 years, how two recent earthquakes did not trigger larger tsunamis, a new data catalog that makes it easier to find coastal and marine data sets, and more in this February 2018 issue of Sound Waves.