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Date published: October 30, 2020

Sensitivity of Storm Response to Antecedent Topography in the XBeach Model

Publication of "Sensitivity of Storm Response to Antecedent Topography in the XBeach Model" in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering: Beach-Dune System Morphodynamics Special Issue.

Date published: October 27, 2020

Zeta’s Strong Waves Will Cause Coastal Change Along the Gulf Coast

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 28 reflecting a new coastal change forecast for Zeta's impacts on Gulf Coast sandy shorelines.

Date published: October 15, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Delta Beach Impacts

As Hurricane Delta approached the US Gulf Coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. The model forecasts the probability of collision, overwash and inundation (pCOI) along the beach. Forecasts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from NOAA.

Date published: October 9, 2020

USGS: Delta will erode parts of Louisiana, Texas coasts

Editor’s note: This story updates and replaces a story published October 8, reflecting a new forecast that reduces the extent of Hurricane Delta’s impacts on central Gulf Coast sandy shorelines. 

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Delta, visit www.usgs.gov/delta   

Date published: September 30, 2020

SPCMSC Research Scientist to present at the virtual International Conference on Coastal Engineering being held from 6-9 October 2020

SPCMSC Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis will virtually present on USGS research of three U.S. barrier island systems at the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, which is being held from 6-9 October 2020.

Date published: September 30, 2020

New Model Shows Sea-level Rise Can Cause Increases in Groundwater Levels along California’s Coasts

A new model that combines sea-level rise scenarios and information about associated groundwater level responses shows that coastal water tables will rise as groundwater levels are pushed up by landward intrusions of seawater due to sea-level rise.

Date published: September 30, 2020

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - August-September 2020

USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) scientists were able to safely venture out to collect beach elevations, geochemistry samples for wildfire contamination, water, soil, and meteorological data, offshore bathymetric and seismic data, ocean, lake, and bay sediment samples, and more, from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California, to Massachusetts, New York, and...

Date published: September 30, 2020

Recent Publications - August-September 2020

List of recent USGS publications and data releases based on coastal and marine research.

Date published: September 30, 2020

Potential Landslides and Tsunami Hazards in Glacier Bay, Alaska

USGS landslide scientists recently completed an investigation that provides an initial assessment of areas where landslides could enter the water of Glacier Bay and generate tsunamis.

Date published: September 30, 2020

News Briefs - August-September 2020

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

Date published: September 30, 2020

Photo Roundup - August-September 2020

A selection of coastal and marine images and videos from across the USGS