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Data produced by USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center and USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program

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Radiocarbon age dating of biological material from cores collected off British Columbia, Canada and southeastern Alaska, U.S. along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault zone

Results of radiocarbon age dating of planktic foraminifera, benthic foraminifera, and pelecypod shell fragments collected from piston cores, trigger weight cores, and IKU grab samples obtained in 2015 and 2017 offshore British Columbia, Canada and southeastern Alaska, U.S. along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault zone.

Tsunami deposit data and sediment transport models from the Salmon River estuary, central Oregon

This data release contains sedimentological data and numerical models representing the circa 1700 CE tsunami in the Salmon River estuary, Oregon. The thickness of sandy tsunami deposits was identified in hundreds of cores that map the extent of the deposit throughout the estuary. Grainsize data demonstrate the inland fining of the sandy tsunami deposits. The distribution of tsunami deposits was us

Multichannel minisparker and chirp seismic reflection data collected during USGS field activity 2021-614-FA along the Palos Verdes Fault Zone

High-resolution multichannel seismic (MCS) and coincident Chirp sub-bottom data were acquired during USGS field activity 2021-614-FA aboard the R/V Sproul in May of 2021. The survey was conducted in the offshore region of southern California, specifically in the inner continental borderlands tectonic region. The focus of the survey was to collect seismic lines perpendicular to the Palos Verdes Fau

Computed Tomography (CT) scans of sediment cores collected from Montague Island, AK

This data release contains Computed Tomography (CT) scan images of sediment cores collected from Montague Island, in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Sediment cores were collected from lagoons uplifted >3 m in the 1964 earthquake along the coast of Montague Island and aid in interpreting changes in deposition environment over the past several thousand years, which may record evidence for past episode

Sediment core data from offshore southern Cascadia during field activity 2019-643-FA

This data release contains sediment core data including core imagery, multi-sensor core logger (MSCL) data, and radiocarbon age data. Sediment cores were collected offshore northern California during U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2019-643-FA aboard the M/V Bold-Horizon. The cores were collected along with geophysical data to evaluate potential hazards (e.g., active fault systems, slope instabiliti

Bathymetry, backscatter intensity, seismic reflection, and benthic habitat data offshore of Arcata, California

Survey data collected for this data release were used to create maps of surficial geology and benthic habitat as part of the USGS California Seafloor Mapping Program, a collaboration with California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Funding was provided by the California Ocean Protection Council. These data are intended to provide

Gravity Cores and Box Cores from Suisun Bay, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay, California

This data release contains information on 94 gravity cores and 3 box cores that were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the areas of Suisun, San Pablo, and San Francisco Bay, California in 1990 and 2000. PDF files describe the cores that were split for analysis, and another pdf file contains a core-log legend. In addition, a shapefile provides sample collection data.

Metals and PAHs in watershed soil and reef sediment at Olowalu and leeward Maui, February 2022

Fine-sediment elemental chemistry and short-lived cosmogenic radionuclides (Beryllium-7, Cesium-137, and Lead-210) were quantified to describe land-based sediment sources and runoff to Olowalu Reef in February 2022. Charcoal counts, total organic carbon contents, and 76 urban- and wildfire-associated contaminants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were quantified to explore urban and w

Modeled surface waves from winds in South San Francisco Bay

A model application using the phase-averaged wave model SWAN (in Delft3D) was developed to simulate wind waves in South San Francisco Bay, California, between 30 May 2021 and 19 May 2022. This data release describes the development of the model application, provides input files, and includes output from the model simulations in netCDF format. Model Application  The model application included two

Nearshore wave time-series along the coast of Alaska computed with a numerical wave model

Alaska's Arctic coast has some of the highest erosion rates in the world. Erosion in the Arctic is primarily driven by permafrost melting and wave activity. The warming climate decreases sea ice coverage, resulting in an increase in wave energy. To overcome the lack of available observational wave data in the nearshore, waves were downscaled with a numerical wave model (SWAN) for the hindcast peri

Projected coastal flooding extents and depths for 1-, 20-, and 100-year return interval storms and 0.00, +0.25, +0.50, +1.00, +1.50, +2.00, and +3.00 meter sea-level rise scenarios in the Hawaiian, Mariana, and American Samoan Islands

This data release provides flooding extent polygons and flood depth rasters (geotiffs) based on sea-level rise and wave-driven total water levels for the coast of the most populated Hawaiian, Mariana, and American Samoan Islands. Oceanographic, coastal engineering, ecologic, and geospatial data and tools were combined to evaluate the increased risks of storm-induced coastal flooding due to climate

Sediment grain size at river outlets along the California coast

Fluvial sediment samples were collected from the lowermost reaches of 21 coastal watersheds in California, in order to characterize surficial grain size of river sediment from deposits that appeared to be recent based on field context. Samples were collected using a trowel to sample the uppermost 10 cm of sediment. Sampled locations included river-deposited sediment, upstream of tidal influence. S