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Date published: May 31, 2017

Disappearing Beaches: Modeling Shoreline Change in Southern California

Southern California could lose up to two-thirds of its beaches by 2100, if sea level rises 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters) and human intervention is limited, according to a study conducted at the U.S. Geological Survey and recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research–Earth Surface.

Date published: May 31, 2017

Recent Publications - May 2017

List of USGS publications based on coastal and marine research, published in May of 2017.

Date published: May 31, 2017

News Briefs - May 2017

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the May 2017 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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Date published: May 31, 2017

USGS Seafloor-Mapping Expert Sam Johnson is Keynote Speaker at Geological Conference in South Africa

The geological survey of South Africa invited research geologist Sam Johnson of the USGS PCMSC to participate in a workshop, and conference, held in March 2017 in Pretoria; and Johnson to share his insights as a leader of the California Seafloor Mapping Program. 

Date published: May 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - May 2017

Scientists prepare for hurricane season with new tools and data, southern California could lose up to two-thirds of its beaches by 2100, real-time public engagement during deep-water remotely operated vehicle dives, PCMSC women’s panel discuss their careers to inspire girls, Sam Johnson is keynote speaker at geological conference in South Africa, and more in this May 2017 issue of Sound Waves...

May 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - May 2017

Scientists prepare for hurricane season with new tools and data, southern California could lose up to two-thirds of its beaches by 2100, real-time public engagement during deep-water remotely operated vehicle dives, PCMSC women’s panel discuss their careers to inspire girls, Sam Johnson is keynote speaker at geological conference in South Africa, and more in this May 2017 issue of Sound Waves. 

Date published: May 31, 2017

Scientists Prepare for Hurricane Season with New Tools and Data that Advance Forecasting of Storm Impacts

As hurricane season officially begins, scientists with the USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards (NACCH) project are ready to provide scientific information, data, and tools to guide hurricane response and recovery efforts for U.S. shorelines. 
 

Date published: May 31, 2017

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - May 2017

USGS scientists visited more than 13 locations in the last month, studying methane seeps, mapping beaches with drones, collecting seafloor samples, and much more. 

Date published: May 31, 2017

Scientists Inspiring Students

Several USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center women scientists assembled a panel to discuss their exciting and fulfilling careers at Pacific Elementary School, with the goal of inspiring younger girls to stay engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math, and to pursue these professions.

Date published: May 31, 2017

Real-Time Public Engagement in Deep-Water Remotely Operated Vehicle Dives at Methane Seeps

Outreach activities were a critical component of the remotely operated vehicle research cruise during which USGS scientists teamed with collaborators to explore the seafloor at methane seeps on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic margin aboard the R/V Hugh R. Sharp

Date published: May 18, 2017

In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally

The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released today in “Scientific Reports.”

Date published: May 8, 2017

Ocean Absorption of Carbon Dioxide More than Makes Up for Methane Emissions from Seafloor Methane Seeps

U.S., Norwegian, and German scientists report back on the surprising results of an Arctic Ocean research expedition.