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One of the major strengths of the Northeast Area is the enthusiasm and commitment of our scientists to produce the type of high quality science that the USGS is known for. Working together with our partners across the nation, we have the ability to provide complete, integrated and holistic environmental information that will produce the best results that we can achieve.

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homes damaged by hurricane Sandy on Fire Island, New York
Date Published: April 13, 2016

Understanding Coastal Change

Scientists perform a range of studies that document, assess, and model coastal change, risk, and vulnerability. Studies include historical shoreline change, the geologic structure and history of coastal regions, sediment supply and transport, sea-level rise, and how extreme storm events affect rates and impacts of coastal change.

Devastation of the coastal city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Date Published: April 13, 2016

Geologic Hazards and Catastrophic Events

We study the distribution and hazard potential of coastal and submarine events such as earthquakes and submarine landslides and associated tsunami potential, hurricane induced coastal inundation, extreme storms, sea-level rise and oil and gas spills. We also model development to help evaluate and forecast coastal hazard probability and occurrence.

Methane hydrate
Date Published: April 13, 2016

Ocean Resources for America's Needs

Our scientists conduct research studies focused on geologic mapping, sampling and understanding of mineral and energy resources and studies of the geologic setting and processes to inform renewable energy development offshore.

crustose coralline algae
Date Published: April 13, 2016

Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Science

We bring together multidisciplinary expertise focused on developing tools and models to improve understanding of how healthy ecosystems function as well as how they respond to environmental changes and human impacts including ecosystem restoration. Research studies address coral reef, coastal wetland, benthic habitat and groundwater resources.

Figure 1. Jamaica Bay and field sampling sites
Date Published: April 8, 2016

Predicting the Long-Term Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Spatial Patterns of Wetland Morphology in Salt Marshes of Jamaica Bay, New York

USGS scientists are working with collaborators to understand how Hurricane Sandy impacted wetlands in Jamaica Bay, New York. 

USGS science for a changing world logo
Date Published: March 8, 2016

Hurricane Sandy

Over 160 of our scientists, technicians, and specialists responded to Hurricane Sandy by deploying field equipment and capturing information both before and after the storm. Our Sandy Science Plan identifies major research themes that will guide research to continue the support of the recovery activities.

Chesapake Bay Watershed Satellite Image.
Date Published: June 22, 2007

River Input Monitoring

The objective of this study is to provide concentrations and estimates of loads and trends of suspended solids, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other selected constituents at the James, Rappahannock, Appomattox, Pamunkey, and Mattaponi Rivers.

Contacts: Douglas L Moyer
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woman surveying high water mark next to Statue of Liberty
January 17, 2013

Surveying a high-water mark on Liberty Island, after Hurricane Sandy

USGS hydrologic technician Amy Simonson surveying a high-water mark on Liberty Island, New York after Hurricane Sandy

Flowing Water In An Appalachian Mountain Stream in the Spring
December 31, 2012

An Appalachian Mountain Stream in the Spring

An Appalachian Mountain Stream in the Spring. Photographed by Samuel H Austin

Flood damage to houses, cars and a street in Seaside Heights, NJ
November 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy flood effects 2012, Seaside Heights NJ

Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey shore Oct. 29-31, 2012. Houses, cars and a street in Seaside Heights, NJ were covered in beach sand after Hurricane Sandy's storm tide receded.

Porch hangs in mid-air after flooding, Seaside Heights, NJ
November 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy flood effects 2012, Seaside Heights, NJ

Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey shore Oct. 29-31, 2012. This house in Seaside Heights, NJ lost part of its foundation, leaving a front porch suspended in mid-air.

Installing storm surge sensors before Hurricane Sandy
October 28, 2012

USGS scientists, Michael Noll and Amy Simonson, installing storm surge sensors before Hurricane Sandy

USGS scientists, Michael Noll and Amy Simonson, installing storm surge sensors before Hurricane Sandy

woman pouring liquid in rack of test tubes
January 3, 2012

Soil Science

USGS hydrologist Hannah Ingleston extracting cations from soil samples using an ammonium chloride method.

Shenandoah forest, agriculture and developed land use percentages
December 31, 2011

Shenandoah forest, agriculture and developed land use percentages

Shenandoah forest, agriculture and developed land use percentages 

Grasses in Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park Virginia
December 31, 2011

Grasses in Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park Virginia

Grasses in Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park Virginia

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