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Date published: September 18, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Sally Beach Impacts

As Hurricane Sally approached the US Gulf Coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. Forecasts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from NOAA.

Date published: September 2, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Laura Beach Impacts

As Hurricane Laura approached the US Gulf Coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. Forecasts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from NOAA.

Date published: August 31, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Releases New Software Tool for Delineating Coastal Cliff Features

SPCMSC Physical Scientist Alexander Seymour and co-authors Cheryl Hapke (University of South Florida College of Marine Science) and Jonathan Warrick (PCMSC) published a USGS Open-File Report and a software tool for delineating features on coastal cliffs.

Date published: August 26, 2020

USGS: Laura to Strongly Affect Louisiana Beaches, Barrier Islands

Some erosion likely for nearly one-half of sandy shorelines from East Texas to Alabama

Editor's Note: This updated story reflects today's coastal change forecast and includes a new map.

 

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Laura, visit www.usgs.gov/laura

Date published: August 23, 2020

USGS predicts Gulf beach erosion from Marco, gets set to measure storm effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Marco, visit www.usgs.gov/marco

This story was updated August 24 based on the latest coastal change forecast.

Date published: August 2, 2020

USGS Works to Predict and Track Isaias' Effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Isaias, visit https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

This story was updated August 3 to reflect changes in the coastal change and landfall forecasts for Isaias.

Date published: August 1, 2020

Isaias Likely to Cause Extensive Erosion on S. Carolina Beaches

Wave-driven flooding behind dunes unlikely on SE Atlantic coast, USGS predicts

This news release was updated August 3 based on the latest coastal change forecast.

To learn more about USGS’s role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Isaias, visit https://www.usgs.gov/isaias.

 

July 31, 2020

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2020

In this issue of Sound Waves, we pay tribute to a beloved USGS colleague, Monty Hampton, and highlight his work on sand waves and sand lance in the Pacific Northwest; we also highlight USGS work on sand lance in the Atlantic and on tracking sea turtles to examine how changing environment affects marine life.

Date published: July 15, 2020

SPCMSC award-winner convenes online coral disease session as part of ASM Microbe Online

Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist), in her capacity as the 2020 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Service Award Winner, organized and will moderate a session titled “On the Front Lines of Coral Disease” on July 28, 2020 (2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time). Christina's session is part of the Summer of Science programming for...

Date published: July 15, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Demonstrates New Topobathymetric Model Fusion Technique to Navy Research Laboratory (NRL) Collaborators

SPCMSC Physical Scientist Alex Seymour presented a virtual seminar on fusing DEMs in complex landscapes to scientists in the Ocean Sciences Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory on June 26, 2020.