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Date published: September 30, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - August-September 2019

This was a busy field season for USGS scientists! We visited numerous locations to collect seawater and sediment samples, and to map beaches, rivers, marshes, and offshore areas. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our scientists.

Date published: August 27, 2019

Arctic Ocean Historical Data Rescue

Measurements collected on Fletcher's Ice Island,  a scientific drift station in the western Arctic Ocean, half a century ago were published for the first time this summer. The study released 10 July in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, is the first in-...

Date published: August 8, 2019

Ten Years of Icy Data Show the Flow of Heat from the Arctic Seafloor

In addition to 10 years of data on the flow of heat in the Arctic ocean seafloor, the USGS and Geological Survey of Canada have published an analysis of that data using modern seismic data.

July 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2019

USGS coastal storm computer modelers team up with EROS Data Center to incorporate more accurate land and coast elevations into their online tool for southern California coastal threats, while USGS teams up with the National Park Service and North Carolina University to develop a tool that inform decisions on Cape Lookout preservation, and more in this June-July 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: July 31, 2019

Recent Fieldwork - June-July 2019

In June and July 2019, USGS coastal and marine scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations. Scientists collected coastal elevation data with drones and other GPS equipment, deployed instruments that collect water and sediment data from the ocean and from rivers, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: July 25, 2019

Piping Plovers Benefited from Hurricane Sandy

Storms and undeveloped coastlines can create and maintain habitat for this species, which is threatened along the Atlantic coast.

Date published: July 3, 2019

Optimizing the Intern Experience: A Woods Hole Workshop

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff, including Center Chief, Rob Thieler, and Woods Hole Diversity Committee Member and Research Geologist, Ben Gutierrez, participated in the 2019 NSF sponsored diversity conference, Optimizing the Research Intern Experience to Build Inclusion and Diversity in the Geosciences Workforce.