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The center is part of the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program, which is the primary federal marine geology and physical science research program. The center's staff of 100 provides scientific information that contributes to decisions by other federal agencies, state and local entities, private organizations, industry, and the public about hazards, resource use and protection.

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Date published: September 30, 2020

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - August-September 2020

USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) scientists were able to safely venture out to collect beach elevations, geochemistry samples for wildfire contamination, water, soil, and meteorological data, offshore bathymetric and seismic data, ocean, lake, and bay sediment samples, and more, from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California, to Massachusetts, New York, and...

Date published: September 30, 2020

Photo Roundup - August-September 2020

A selection of coastal and marine images and videos from across the USGS

Date published: September 30, 2020

Students with Disabilities Help USGS Rescue At-Risk Data Through the STEP-UP Program

Through STEP-UP (the Secondary Transition to Employment Program – USGS Partnership), the USGS collaborates with school districts and other educational institutions across the nation to provide training experiences to students with cognitive and other disabilities.

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Year Published: 2020

High concentration methane hydrate in a silt reservoir from the deep-water Gulf of Mexico

We present results from 30 quantitative degassing experiments of pressure core sections collected during The University of Texas-Gulf of Mexico 2-1 (UT-GOM2-1) Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition at Green Canyon Block 955 in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico as part of The University of Texas at Austin–US Department of Energy Deepwater Methane Hydrate...

Philips, Stephen; Flemings, Peter; Holland, Melanie; Schultheiss, Peter; Waite, William F.; Jang, Junbong; Petrou, Ethan; Hammon, Helen
Phillips, S.C., Flemings, P.B., Holland, M.E., Schultheiss, P.J., Waite, W.F., and Jang, J., Petrou, E.G., 2020, Extremely high concentration of methane hydrate in a deepwater silt reservoir from the northern Gulf of Mexico (Green Canyon 955): American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Bulletin, v. 104, no. 9, 1971-1995 p doi:10.1306/01062018280.

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Pressure coring a Gulf of Mexico deep-water turbidite gas hydrate reservoir: Initial results from The University of Texas–Gulf of Mexico 2-1 (UT-GOM2-1) Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition

The University of Texas Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition (UT-GOM2-1) recovered cores at near in situ formation pressures from a gas hydrate reservoir composed of sandy silt and clayey silt beds in Green Canyon Block 955 in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. The expedition results are synthesized and linked to other detailed analyses presented in...

Flemings, Peter; Phillips, Stephen; Boswell, Ray; Collett, Timothy; Cook, Ann; Dong, Tiannong; Frye, Matthew; Goldberg, David; Guerin, Giles; Holland, Melanie; Jang, Junbong; Meazell, Kevin; Morrison, Jamie; O'Connell, Joshua; Petrou, Ethan; Pettigrew, Tom; Polito, Peter; Portnov, Alexey; Santra, Manasj; Schultheiss, Peter; Seol, Yongkoo; Shedd, William; Solomon, Evan S.; Thomas, Carla; Waite, William F.; You, Kehua

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Wave-resolving Shoreline Boundary Conditions for Wave-Averaged Coastal Models

Downscaling broadscale ocean model information to resolve the fine-scale swash-zone dynamics has a number of applications, such as improved resolution of coastal flood hazard drivers, modeling of sediment transport and seabed morphological evolution. A new method is presented, which enables wave-averaged models for the nearshore circulation to...

Memmola, Francesco; Coluccelli, Alessandro; Russo, Aniello; Warner, John C.; Brocchini, Maurizio