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March 29, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - February-March 2019

Sea-level rise plus an extreme storm could seriously impact people and property in coastal California, drone equipped with sensor is low-cost way to measure methane escaping from permafrost, USGS provides coastal storm impact computer model training, USGS center in Santa Cruz welcomes two new researchers, and more in this February-March issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: March 13, 2019

New US Geological Survey-led Research Helps California Coastal Managers Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast. 

Date published: March 1, 2019

Oceanographer presents USGS coastal-flood-forecasting tool

Oceanographer Juliette Finzi Hart of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center was invited by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide an overview of the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) at...

Date published: March 1, 2019

USGS geologist discusses erosion at Fort Funston for ABC7 News segment on landslide fatality

On Monday, February 25, 2019, research geologist Jonathan Warrick of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center spoke with ABC7 News about a February 22 landslide that injured one woman and buried another at San Francisco’s Fort Funston beach.

Date published: January 31, 2019

Recent Publications - December 2018-January 2019

List of USGS publications based on coastal and marine research, published in December 2018-January 2019

Date published: January 31, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - December 2018-January 2019

Recently USGS scientists visited 10 coastal and offshore locations, studying tsunami and hurricane deposits in Hawai‘i, monitoring Cape Cod estuary health, testing technology in Tampa Bay, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: January 31, 2019

Coastal Engineering Contractor Assists Flood Modeling in California and Washington

Coastal engineer Babak Tehranirad recently joined the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, to work on the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS). This state-of-the-art forecasting tool predicts coastal flooding and erosion under multiple storm conditions and a suite of sea-level rise scenarios.

Date published: January 31, 2019

Added Funding Aids Recovery from 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused roughly $265 billion in damage and killed more than 3,000 people in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The same year, California wildfires killed 47 people, burned over a million acres of land, and destroyed or damaged more than 10,000 buildings.