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Date published: February 20, 2020

Scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers represent USGS at the Ocean Sciences 2020 Meeting in San Diego

A total of nineteen scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers represented USGS at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California. Many of the presentations were collaborative, cross-center projects with partners from numerous other agencies and academic institutions.

Date published: February 20, 2020

Kara Doran invited to present USGS coastal data, models, and tools to the Interagency Flood Risk Management Training Seminar

 Physical Scientist Kara Doran will present USGS coastal data, models, and tools at the Interagency Flood Risk Management Training Seminar in St. Louis, MO. She is part of a session focused on coastal flooding along with other federal partners NOAA and USACE.

Date published: February 10, 2020

SPCMSC Scientist Gives Invited Talk at Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Christina Kellogg will give an invited talk titled "Deep-Sea Coral Microbiomes as a Source for Novel Natural Products" at the 2020 Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference.

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Year Published: 2020

Pulse sediment event does not impact the metabolism of a mixed coral reef community

Sedimentation can bury corals, cause physical abrasion, and alter both spectral intensity and quality; however, few studies have quantified the effects of sedimentation on coral reef metabolism in the context of episodic sedimentation events. Here, we present the first study to measure coral community metabolism - calcification and photosynthesis...

Keisha Bahr; Ku'ulei Rodgers; Paul Jokiel; Prouty, Nancy G.; Storlazzi, Curt D.

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Plate boundary localization, slip-rates and rupture segmentation of the Queen Charlotte Fault based on submarine tectonic geomorphology

Linking fault behavior over many earthquake cycles to individual earthquake behavior is a primary goal in tectonic geomorphology, particularly across an entire plate boundary. Here, we examine the 1150-km-long, right-lateral Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault system using comprehensive multibeam bathymetry data acquired along the Queen Charlotte...

Brothers, Daniel; Miller, Nathaniel C.; Vaughn Barrie; Haeussler, Peter; H. Gary Greene; Andrews, Brian D.; Olaf Zielke; Dartnell, Peter

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Maximum entropy derived statistics of sound speed structure in a fine-grained sediment inferred from sparse broadband acoustic measurements on the New England continental shelf

Marginal probability distributions for parameters representing an effective sound-speed structure of a fine-grained sediment are inferred from a data ensemble maximum entropy method that utilizes a sparse spatially distributed set of received pressure time series resulting from multiple explosive sources in a shallow-water ocean environment...

Knobles, David P.; Wilson, Preston S.; Goff, J.A.; Wan, L.; Buckingham, M.J.; Chaytor, Jason; Badiey, Mohsen