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Date published: September 30, 2020

USGS provides Rapid Post-Hurricane Isaias Coastal Change Data to Assist National Park Service partners

Quantifying coastal change caused by hurricanes is essential in helping communities better plan for such coastal hazards.

Date published: September 30, 2020

Remembering Bruce Richmond

We pay tribute to friend and colleague Bruce Richmond, who passed away in May surrounded by his family near his home in Las Lomas, CA. A group of us put together this remembrance of Bruce, AKA “BR.”

Date published: September 23, 2020

SPCMSC Mendenhall fellow presents research for Natural Hazards Mission Area

Presentation by USGS scientist Daniel Ciarletta highlights Mendenhall research to Natural Hazards Mission Area leadership and colleagues.

Date published: September 23, 2020

“The roles of storminess and sea level rise in decadal barrier island evolution” published

A new manuscript published in Geophysical Research Letters by Davina Passeri (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) with USGS, USACE and academic collaborators illustrates how barrier islands will respond to changes in sea level and storminess over decadal time scales. 

Date published: September 18, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Sally Beach Impacts

As Hurricane Sally approached the US Gulf Coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. Forecasts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from NOAA.

Date published: September 14, 2020

Sally expected to alter Gulf Coast Beaches from Louisiana to Alabama

Editor's Note: This updated story reflects the latest coastal change forecast for September 15, 2020.

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

Date published: September 9, 2020

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center- 2019 Annual Report

The 2019 annual report of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center highlights accomplishments of 2019, includes a list of 2019 publications, and summarizes the work of the center, as well as the work of each of its science groups. This product allows readers to gain a general understanding of the focus areas of the center’s scientific research.

Date published: September 2, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Laura Beach Impacts

As Hurricane Laura approached the US Gulf Coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. Forecasts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from NOAA.

Date published: August 31, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to review their preparedness plans for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. It’s also historically the peak of hurricane season.

Date published: August 31, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards Team Releases New Software Tool for Delineating Coastal Cliff Features

SPCMSC Physical Scientist Alexander Seymour and co-authors Cheryl Hapke (University of South Florida College of Marine Science) and Jonathan Warrick (PCMSC) published a USGS Open-File Report and a software tool for delineating features on coastal cliffs.

Date published: August 26, 2020

USGS: Laura to Strongly Affect Louisiana Beaches, Barrier Islands

Some erosion likely for nearly one-half of sandy shorelines from East Texas to Alabama

Editor's Note: This updated story reflects today's coastal change forecast and includes a new map.

 

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