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Date published: February 28, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - February 2018

In January and February 2018, USGS scientists visited more than 15 coastal and offshore locations studying mineral crusts, a subduction zone trench, Hurricane Irma impacts, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: February 28, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - February 2018

Researchers find giant grooves on the tectonic plates that form a subduction zone, impacts of climate change may make many low-lying Pacific islands uninhabitable in 20 years, how two recent earthquakes did not trigger larger tsunamis, a new data catalog that makes it easier to find coastal and marine data sets, and more in this February 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: February 28, 2018

The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog

The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog makes research data easier to find by offering a preselected collection of metadata (“data about data”) and customized query tools.

Date published: February 23, 2018

USGS in South Korea

 For several years, KIGAM, the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, has hosted an international program for geoscience resources (IS-Geo).  The IS-Geo program draws together federal and private-sector professionals from the international community to discuss a range of specific geoscience and mineral topics.

Date published: February 9, 2018

USGS Gas Hydrates Project Releases New Fact Sheets!

The USGS Gas Hydrates Project has published two new Fact Sheets. One describes the goals and scope of the Project and the other describes "Gas Hydrates in Nature," including where they form, how they are studied, and why researchers focus on gas hydrates for energy resource and environmental studies. 

Date published: January 31, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - January 2018

Last month USGS scientists visited more than 15 coastal and offshore locations studying tsunami deposits, shoreline change, a giant coastal landslide, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: January 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - January 2018

Studying earthquake hazards along a large, fast-moving fault off southeast Alaska, successful Open House at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, highlights from the largest scientific meeting and conference in San Francisco, honoring the 42-year career of Associate Program Coordinator for USGS coastal and marine geology, and more in this January 2018 issue of Sound...

Date published: January 11, 2018

Future impacts of sea-level rise on Cape Cod with Erika Lentz and WBZ Meteorologist, Danielle Niles

Interview on future impacts of sea-level rise on Cape Cod with meteorologist Danielle Niles on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA

Date published: December 12, 2017

SEABOSS Survey in Long Island Sound

Geological Sampling (videos, photos and sediment samples) in Long Island Sound on the newly stretched R/V Connecticut with scientist from USGS, UConn and Univ of New Haven

Date published: December 12, 2017

Geophyiscal survey of Lake Powell, UT-AZ

Develop a new bathymetry map of Lake Powell, UT-AZ, and characterize shallow sediment deposition near the mouths of the San Juan and Colorado Rivers. Bathymetric data, acoustic backscatter imagery, and limited CHIRP sub-bottom data were collected by the USGS Utah Water Science Center (UTWSC) and Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) within Lake Powell, October - November, 2017...

Date published: December 1, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - November-December 2017

Detailed new USGS study of a Hurricane Sandy-created breach at Fire Island, three new oceanographic time-series datasets released, San Clemente Dam removal field trip to the Carmel River for graduate students, WHCMSC participates in a variety of outreach opportunities, USGS scientists participate in annual SACNAS conference, and more in this November-December 2017 issue of Sound Waves....