Sound Waves Newsletter - July 2018

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Imaging a fault to learn more about tectonic plate motion and improve understanding of hazards, two researchers from the USGS in Santa Cruz, California win the USGS Excellence in Leadership Award, Fulbright Scholar joins geohazards project at the USGS in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and more in this July 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

The stories in the July 2018 issue of Sound Waves 

Cover Story

Imaging Israel’s Dead Sea Fault to Understand How Continents Stretch and Rift
An international team of scientists imaged the deep structure of the Dead Sea fault in Israel. Their findings will help show how tectonic-plate motion deforms continental crust and will improve understanding of earthquake hazards and natural resources along the fault.


Recent Fieldwork
USGS scientists visited more than a dozen coastal and offshore locations studying Arctic bluffs in Alaska, wetland sediments on Long Island, coral reefs in Florida and Hawai‘i, and collecting sediment samples in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.


USGS 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award Honors Scientists Who Assess Coastal Flooding Threats
Patrick Barnard and Li Erikson of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California are recognized for their leadership in developing the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS).

Staff and Center News

Fulbright Scholar Joins Marine Geohazards Project at Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Aggie Georgiopoulou is spending approximately four months at the USGS in Massachusetts.

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)