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Date published: December 30, 2016

USGS Scientists Participate in Indian Ocean Gas Hydrates Drilling

During the summer of 2015, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program personnel participated in the Indian Government’s National Gas Hydrates Program (NGHP-02) drilling expedition offshore from eastern India.

Date published: December 30, 2016

Sound Waves Newsletter - October-December 2016

Before-and-after Hurricane Matthew coastal photos of the southeastern states, working with Indian government’s gas hydrates drilling expedition, using historical photos to measure coastal erosion, identifying stable areas of the seafloor for wind turbines, USGS participates in summertime Science Stroll event on Cape Cod, and more and this issue October-December 2016 issue of Sound Waves...

Date published: December 30, 2016

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Participates in the 2nd Annual Woods Hole Science Stroll

The USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Gas Hydrates, Sediment Transport, and Seafloor Mapping groups provided hands-on demonstrations under the USGS tent at the Science Stroll.

Date published: December 30, 2016

In Search of a Solid Footing for Offshore Wind Turbines

It is essential to identify areas of the seafloor that will provide a stable foundation for wind turbine towers over the long term. Knowledge of seafloor geology plays an important role in making this determination.

Date published: September 30, 2016

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-September 2016

USGS helps the Government of India discover large, highly enriched, producible accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal, USGS re-evaluates the causes and hazards of South Carolina earthquakes, and more in this August-September issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: September 30, 2016

Re-Evaluating the Causes and Hazards of South Carolina Earthquakes

Unlike many other parts of the world where earthquakes occur along boundaries between tectonic plates, South Carolina earthquakes result from the reactivation of ancient geologic structures associated with much older tectonic events such as the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the rifting that opened the Atlantic Ocean.

Date published: May 3, 1999

Focus on Estuaries and Coastal Wetlands

Estuaries and wetlands provide a critical defense against storms and sea-level rise while providing economically valuable services. How well they protect coastal communities and host diverse ecosystems is largely a function of their shape (morphology), which is controlled by factors such as sediment movement and biological feedbacks.