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USGS Coastal Change Research Highlighted in Short Film

A short film features USGS scientists from the Coastal Storm Monitoring System project, or CoSMoS.

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Changing Wave Dynamics in Arctic Alaska

The Arctic coast of Alaska is defined and shaped by ice—and, increasingly, waves. New studies from USGS researchers and collaborators examine how wind...

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Photo Roundup - September-November 2022

A selection of coastal and ocean videos and photographs from across the USGS.

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News Briefs - September-November 2022

News Briefs - featuring coastal and ocean science from across the USGS.

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Crowd-Sourcing Coastal Change Data Along Cliffs, Bluffs

Most remote-sensing techniques rely on imagery taken at a specific time and place. What if researchers could crowd-source this data from volunteers...

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How Watershed Processes Under Climate Change Will Shape Coastlines

The future of many coasts is tied to the delivery of land-based sediment. The natural supply of sediment to coasts from adjacent rivers and watersheds...

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USGS Coral Reef Science Featured in White House Report

A new report from the White House offers federal recommendations for supporting nature-based solutions to fight climate change, citing USGS coral reef...

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Passive Sampling to Detect Groundwater Contaminants at Coral Reefs

Most coral reefs around the world are declining due to a myriad of external stressors, including climate change impacts such as rising sea-surface...

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Mapping the Entire Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System

A recently completed series of data publications led by the U.S. Geological Survey represents the first time the fault has been mapped using...

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Landscape Response to Climate Change - A Commentary

A new commentary by USGS scientists and collaborators looks at the current state of science that measures landscape responses to modern climate change...

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Teaching Software to Track Coastal Change

Classifying imagery based on identifiable pixels—labeling pixels of a certain color “water” and others as “land”, for example—is known as image...

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