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A selection of coastal and ocean videos and photographs from across the USGS.

Aerial image of Corte Madera tidal marsh


Corte Madera tidal marsh


Aerial image of Corte Madera marsh in San Francisco Bay, California, a study site for the Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments project.

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COAWST Training!

On January 17-18, 2024, John Warner provided a two-day training for the COAWST (Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Waves-Sediment Transport) modeling system. During this training, USGS scientists learned how to apply the modeling system to study impacts from coastal storms. 

A test case based on Hurricane Ian (2022) was created to simulate a coupled ocean-wave application for the Gulf of Mexico and a nested grid of Tampa Bay. Output from those simulations were used to drive a more refined nearshore simulation using the InWave infragravity wave model. Attendees were provided a code, tools, examples, and hands-on training to use the modeling system for this test case, as well as their own research applications. A big thanks to the USGS Advanced Research Computing group that provided access to the Denali supercomputer used by participants. 

Learn more on the COAWST web page and explore the forecast model in an interactive geonarrative.  

Atmospheric pressure map of Typhoon Merbok in western Alaska on September 17, 2022



Atmospheric pressure map of Typhoon Merbok in western Alaska

Atmospheric pressure map of Typhoon Merbok in western Alaska on September 17, 2022.

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Sharing USGS data and tools

Donya Frank-Gilchrist (SPCMSC) manages the USGS booth at the recent SCDRP annual meeting to share USGS data and tools with community resilience partners and stakeholders.

Community engagement meeting in Unalakleet, Alaska



Community engagement meeting in Unalakleet, Alaska

USGS engages with community representatives (city, tribe, Alaska Native Corporations), organizations that provide communities with technical support for planning and emergency response, as well as State and Federal agency representatives is being undertaken to ensure delivery of actionable products in western Alaska.

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