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Explore our Nation's coasts and the risks they face from sea level rise, high-tide flooding, accelerated erosion and intensifying storms. Learn how USGS science is used to forecast coastal change forecasts in real-time, and how we can apply our knowledge to improving coastal resilience into the future.

 

Our Coasts - click for all text

 

 

 

Our Coasts

USGS Coastal Change Hazards research provides
scientific tools to protect lives, property and the
economic well-being of the Nation.

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barrier islands - US Geological Survey researchers monitor barrier islands

 

 

 

 

Barrier Islands

U.S. Geological Survey researches monitor barrier islands.

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The Role of the U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Protection - USGS Research on Flood Protection Provided by Coral Reefs

 

 

 

 

The Role of U.S. Coral Reefs
in Coastal Protection

U.S. Geological Survey Research on Flood Protection
Provided by Coral Reefs

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Future Coastal Flooding

Prediction of Flooding Now and Into the Future

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Coastal Change in Alaska - USGS Research on Alaska Arctic Coast

 

 

 

 

Coastal Change in Alaska

USGS Research on Alaska's Arctic Coast

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National Shoreline Change - Exploring Shoreline Positions of the United States from the 1800s to the Present

 

 

 

 

National Shoreline Change

Exploring Shoreline Positions of the United States
from the 1800s to the Present.

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Real-time Forecasts of Coastal Change - USGS researchers develop tools to forecast coastal change hazards

Real-time Forecasts of Coastal Change

U.S. Geological Survey researchers develop tools to forecast coastal change hazards. 

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Want to learn more about climate change, its impacts, and USGS climate science? Check out our topical pages below.

Climate

Climate

Climate 101

Climate 101

Climate Impacts on Plants and Animals

Climate Impacts on Plants and Animals

Coasts, Storms, and Sea Level Rise

Coasts, Storms, and Sea Level Rise

Droughts and Climate Change

Droughts and Climate Change

Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Storage

Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Storage

Paleoclimate

Paleoclimate

Snow, Ice, and Permafrost

Snow, Ice, and Permafrost

Wildfire and Climate Change

Wildfire and Climate Change