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North Carolina Coastline
August 28, 2011

North Carolina Coastline Breach

A breach in the coastline of Rodanthe, North Carolina, caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Repeated storm impacts, combined with sea level rise, make the development and improvement of models that help forecast coastal change very important to planners working to build more resilient communities

Image: Canadian Flag Frozen, CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
August 23, 2011

Canadian Flag Frozen, CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

Fog is common near open-water leads in the Arctic Ocean, and leaves ice everywhere aboard the ship.  A clear blue sky is a bright background to show the thick ice left after the fog lifted.

[This set of photos provides selected image of two icebreakers working together in the Arctic Ocean.  All images were taken from aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Louis

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Hydrate Molecule
December 31, 2010

Hydrate Molecule

Water molecules (1 red oxygen and 2 white hydrogens) form a pentagonal dodecahedron around a methane molecule (1 gray carbon and 4 green hydrogens). This represents 2 of the 8 parts of the typical Structure I gas hydrate molecule.

Topographic and bathymetric map of the island of Hispaniola.
December 31, 2010

Topographic and bathymetric map of the island of Hispaniola.

Map of the island of Hispaniola that include the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Fault traces are shown as lines with the following descriptions: barbed=thrust fault; solid=strike-slip fault with arrows showing relative direction of motion; black and white=normal fault. The arrow at the top right corner shows the direction of the North American plate motion

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Topography and bathymetry map of the Northeastern Caribbean.
December 31, 2010

Topography and bathymetry map of the Northeastern Caribbean.

Map of the Northeastern Caribbean: topography is in shades of green and bathymetry in shades of blue. Fault traces are shown as lines with the following descriptions: barbed=thrust fault; solid=strike-slip fault with arrows showing relative direction of motion; black and white=normal fault. Faults outlined in red have a potential to generate a large earthquake. The arrow

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 Instrumented Pressure Testing Chamber (IPTC)
December 31, 2010

Instrumented Pressure Testing Chamber (IPTC)

The Instrumented Pressure Testing Chamber (IPTC). A device for measuring the physical properties of naturally-occurring, hydrate-bearing sediment at nearly in situ pressure conditions