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Date published: December 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - October-December 2019

The USGS loses a dear friend, the challenges of conducting Arctic fieldwork, congressional briefing on coastal impacts and resiliency, the USGS at the St. Petersburg Science Festival, and more in this October-December 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: December 31, 2019

USGS Loses a Dear Friend and Colleague, Barbara Lidz

The USGS recently lost a dear friend and colleague, Barbara Lidz, who passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Date published: December 31, 2019

Tropical Storm Threatened to Stop Science Festival…But Didn’t Stop Us from Celebrating Science!

USGS participated in the the St. Petersburg Science Festival, an annual event held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, that invites local schools and the science-interested public to come explore topics in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Date published: December 31, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - October-December 2019

USGS scientists visited numerous locations to set up and remove long-term monitoring instruments, to collect samples, and to monitor and map beaches, rivers, marshes, ocean habitats, and offshore areas. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our scientists.

Date published: December 4, 2019

Inspiring the next generation of Oceanographers during the Great American Teach-In

Research Graduate Assistant Legna Torres-Garcia participated in the Great American Teach-In on Wednesday, November 13. She attended Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary Center for Mathematics and Engineering to talk with 3rd and 5th grade students about being an oceanographer.

Date published: December 4, 2019

New manuscript shows that warming has reversed long-standing environmental gradients on eastern Pacific coral reefs

A recent manuscript published by Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth with academic collaborators suggest that ocean warming is shifting which environments in Pacific Panama will support coral reefs in the future.

Date published: November 25, 2019

New manuscript shows that internal wave cooling may provide global-scale refuge from coral bleaching

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) published a manuscript this week with academic collaborators showing that the cooling provided to many coral-reef environments by internal waves mitigated thermal stress during the 2015–2016 global El Niño event.

Date published: October 30, 2019

Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program Lidar Coordinator/National Geospatial Program Associate National Map Liaison invited as Keynote Speaker at the 1st Annual GeoFlo Summit 2019

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the CMHRP and the NGP Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, has been invited to be the Keynote Speaker for the first-ever GeoFlo Summit.

Date published: October 18, 2019

New video abstract highlighting published results on Florida Keys coral-reef erosion

A video abstract summarizing USGS work published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography was released on the journal’s YouTube channel. The work was completed by four scientists from St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center and collaborators from NOAA and the Florida Institute of Technology.

Date published: October 10, 2019

Microbial Inactivation and Nutrient Removal During Storage Phase of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)

Dr. John Lisle gave two oral presentations for the national AGWT conference: “Pathogen Inactivation Rates During Storage of Recharged Water in the Upper Floridan Aquifer” and “Progress on Research into Nutrient Reduction by Microbial Communities During ASR”

Date published: October 1, 2019

Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) Lidar Coordinator/National Geospatial Program (NGP) Associate National Map Liaison presenting and moderating at the URISA GIS-Pro 2019 Conference

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the CMHRP and Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the NGP, is presenting three sessions at the 57th Annual URISA GIS-Pro Conference.

Date published: September 30, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-September 2019

USGS leads study of microbiological communities associated with gas hydrate, presents coastal change forecast and pre- and post-storm photos of areas affected by Hurricane Dorian, provides foundation for emergency preparedness wherever and whenever disaster strikes, estimates trillions of cubic feet of natural gas hydrate in Alaska, and more in this August-September 2019 issue of Sound...