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Date published: March 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - March 2017

New USGS coastal erosion study shows the 2015–16 El Niño was extremely powerful, USGS research ecologist co-leads an expedition aboard the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer, staff from the USGS CWPPRA participate in the 8th annual World Wetlands Day, Rob Thieler is the new director of the USGS WHCMSC, Mendenhall Research Fellows bring new talent, and more in this March 2017 issue of Sound Waves....

March 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - March 2017

New USGS coastal erosion study shows the 2015–16 El Niño was extremely powerful, USGS research ecologist co-leads an expedition aboard the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer, staff from the USGS CWPPRA participate in the 8th annual World Wetlands Day, Rob Thieler is the new director of the USGS WHCMSC, Mendenhall Research Fellows bring new talent, and more in this March 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: March 31, 2017

USGS Science Enriched by Mendenhall Research Fellows

Mendenhall Research Fellows, who come to USGS through the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, are bringing new talents and skills to the Coastal and Marine Geology Program. 

Date published: March 31, 2017

New Director of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Rob Thieler is the new director of the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Massachusetts.

Date published: March 31, 2017

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - March 2017

USGS scientists visited five states and the British Virgin Islands in the past month, studying tsunami deposits, eelgrass habitat, storm damage, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some coastal and offshore fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: February 28, 2017

Advances in Topobathymetric Mapping

In coastal environments, elevation is perhaps the most fundamental variable determining vulnerability. Accurate high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) that show both land and submerged topography (bathymetry) are key in coastal wetlands mapping and monitoring, storm surge and sea-level-rise modeling, benthic habitat mapping, coral reef-ecosystem mapping, and a host of related...

Date published: February 28, 2017

New Technique Quickly Predicts Salt Marsh Vulnerability

Scientists are working on a rapid assessment technique for determining which U.S. coastal salt marshes are most imperiled by erosion.

Date published: February 9, 2017

Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Greenhouse Gas Release

A recent interpretive review of scientific literature performed by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Rochester sheds light on the interactions of gas hydrates and climate.

Date published: January 24, 2017

New Technique Quickly Predicts Salt Marsh Vulnerability

If coastal salt marshes are like savings accounts, with sediment as the principal, all eight Atlantic and Pacific coast salt marshes studied are "in the red," researchers found.