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USGS maps, measures huge landslide on California's Big Sur coast

USGS scientists analyzing before-and-after air photos have calculated the size of the May 20 landslide on California’s Big Sur coast, about 140 miles...

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Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

Southern California could lose up to two-thirds of its beaches by 2100, if sea level rises 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) and human intervention is...

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News Briefs - May 2017

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS 

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USGS Seafloor-Mapping Expert Sam Johnson is Keynote Speaker at Geological Conference in South Africa

The geological survey of South Africa invited research geologist Sam Johnson of the USGS PCMSC to participate in a workshop, and conference, held in...

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Scientists Prepare for Hurricane Season with New Tools and Data that Advance Forecasting of Storm Impacts

As hurricane season officially begins, scientists with the USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards (NACCH) project are ready to provide...

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Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - May 2017

USGS scientists visited more than 13 locations in the last month, studying methane seeps, mapping beaches with drones, collecting seafloor samples...

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Scientists Inspiring Students

Several USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center women scientists assembled a panel to discuss their exciting and fulfilling careers at Pacific...

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Real-Time Public Engagement in Deep-Water Remotely Operated Vehicle Dives at Methane Seeps

Outreach activities were a critical component of the remotely operated vehicle research cruise during which USGS scientists teamed with collaborators...

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USGS helping to monitor and assess huge Big Sur landslide

USGS is collecting and analyzing air photos to help monitor a huge landslide that occurred May 20 on California’s Big Sur coast.

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In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally

The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades...

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News Briefs - April 2017

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

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