Sound Waves Newsletter - January 2018

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Studying earthquake hazards along a large, fast-moving fault off southeast Alaska, successful Open House at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, highlights from the largest scientific meeting and conference in San Francisco, honoring the 42-year career of Associate Program Coordinator for USGS coastal and marine geology, and more in this January 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

The stories in the January 2018 issue of Sound Waves

Cover Story

Expedition along a Hazardous, Fast-Moving Fault off Southeast Alaska—the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault
USGS scientists hope to learn more about the earthquake hazards that this large, fast-moving fault poses to communities and tourists in Alaska and Canada.


Recent Fieldwork
Last month USGS scientists visited more than 15 coastal and offshore locations studying tsunami deposits, shoreline change, a giant coastal landslide, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.


Open House Welcomes Enthusiastic Visitors to Santa Cruz Office
Scientists at the USGS offices in Santa Cruz, California participated in the Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2017, excited to share their science with the community.


Highlights from the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting
About 200 USGS researchers attended the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans, Louisiana, to give presentations to their peers, learn about cutting-edge science, and plan joint projects.


DOI's Highest Award Given to Susan Russell-Robinson, Former Associate Program Coordinator for Coastal and Marine Geology
On October 3, 2017, Susan was presented with the Department of the Interior’s Distinguished Service Award.

Staff and Center News

Forty-Two Years of Service to the USGS: Susan Russell-Robinson
Associate Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Susan Russell-Robinsonn retires after 42 years with the USGS.

News Briefs

Highlighted Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS


Recent Publications
List of USGS publications on coastal and marine research.


Archive of past issues of Sound Waves (1999-2018)