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USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California's Big Sur Coast, Shares Information with California Department of Transportation

On May 20, 2017, more than 2 million cubic meters of rock and dirt—enough to fill a line of dump trucks nearly a thousand miles long—collapsed down...

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Recent Publications - August-October 2017

List of USGS publications on coastal and marine research, published between August and October of 2017

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New Report Synthesizes U.S. Dam-Removal Studies

The rate of dam removal in the U.S. has increased over past decades, motivating a working group at the USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and...

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Switching Hemispheres—Pete Dal Ferro and Melissa Foley Take Jobs in New Zealand

It’s a bittersweet feeling losing good employees to other jobs, especially employees so valuable to the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center...

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U.S. and Canadian Scientists Explore Major Undersea Earthquake Fault

An international team of scientists just finished probing the depths of the Pacific Ocean offshore of Alaska and British Columbia, to better...

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Coastal Flooding around the Globe Could Double in Decades

A study released in Scientific Reports indicates that the frequency and severity of coastal flooding around the globe could increase rapidly and...

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Recent Publications - June-July 2017

List of USGS publications based on coastal and marine research, published in June-July of 2017

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Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - June-July 2017

USGS scientists visited more than 26 locations in the last two months, studying the ocean floor near landslides, collecting coral cores to study land...

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USGS maps underwater part of Big Sur landslide at Mud Creek

Scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center mapped the offshore extent of the Mud Creek landslide on California’s Big Sur coast...

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Huge landslide on California’s Big Sur coast continues to change

The Mud Creek landslide on California’s Big Sur coast keeps eroding.

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New Land Created by Slide on Big Sur Coast is Eroding

USGS analysis of air photos collected June 13 shows that new land created by a May 20 landslide on California’s Big Sur coast is eroding. 

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