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Exploring: Erosion

Dune Erosion

https://www.usgs.gov/science/dune-erosion (HTML Document 41.89 KB)

June 8, 2015 Dune erosion occurs when storm surge elevates waves higher on the beach, allowing them to attack and erode the coastal dune. Dune ... erosion makes properties behind the dune more vulnerable to future storms and the potential foroverwash  ...

Pacific Coast erosion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/pacific-coast-erosion (HTML Document 42.47 KB)

Location Taken: US

Rapid Erosion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/rapid-erosion (HTML Document 43.23 KB)

(Credit: Shad O’Neel, USGS. Public domain.) Location Taken: Icy Bay, AK, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Bank Erosion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/bank-erosion (HTML Document 43.34 KB)

(Credit: USGS Personnel. Public domain.) Credits: Source: Photographer

Permafrost Erosion Measurement

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/permafrost-erosion-measurement (HTML Document 43.19 KB)

USGS researcher Benjamin Jones measures erosion near a collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost along Alaska's Arctic coast. (Credit: Christopher Arp, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: AK, US ...

Erosion along the Rio Puerco during the flood of 2006

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/erosion-along-rio-puerco-during-flood-2006 (HTML Document 43.08 KB)

Erosion along the Rio Puerco during the flood of 2006 Erosion along the Rio Puerco during the flood of 2006 following herbicide application to ...

Coastal Erosion in San Francisco

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/coastal-erosion-san-francisco-1 (HTML Document 43.78 KB)

Winter storm erosion of coastal bluffs at Ocean Beach, San Francisco. (Credit: Jeff Hansen, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.) Location Taken: San Francisco, CA, US Credits: Source: Photographer ...

South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC)

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/sa-water/science-topics/coastal-flooding-and-erosion (HTML Document 48.97 KB)

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South Atlantic Water Science Center (SAWSC)

https://www.usgs.gov/centers/sa-water/science-topics/erosion-sediment (HTML Document 53.13 KB)

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Sandstone Erosion Patterns in Zion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/sandstone-erosion-patterns-zion-0 (HTML Document 43.26 KB)

Wind and water combine to create unique patterns in the sandstone. (Credit: Alex Demas, USGS. Public domain.) Location Taken: Zion City, UT, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Erosion and Sediment Analysis in the Upper Green River Basin | Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network

Modified 2016-12-28
https://lccnetwork.org/project/erosion-and-sediment-analysis-upper-green-river-basin (HTML Document 55.67 KB)

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Sandstone Erosion Patterns in Zion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/sandstone-erosion-patterns-zion-3 (HTML Document 43.26 KB)

Wind and water combine to create unique patterns in the sandstone. (Credit: Alex Demas, USGS. Public domain.) Location Taken: Zion City, UT, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Wind erosion and dust (RAMPS project)

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/wind-erosion-and-dust-ramps-project (HTML Document 42.62 KB)

Lone researcher in degraded arid environment. Note ripples on soil surface (caused by wind) and dust cloud in background. (Credit: Mark Miller, USGS. ) Credits: Source: Photographer

Sandstone Erosion Patterns in Zion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/sandstone-erosion-patterns-zion-2 (HTML Document 43.26 KB)

Wind and water combine to create unique patterns in the sandstone. (Credit: Alex Demas, USGS. Public domain.) Location Taken: Zion City, UT, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Sandstone Erosion Patterns in Zion

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/sandstone-erosion-patterns-zion-1 (HTML Document 43.26 KB)

Wind and water combine to create unique patterns in the sandstone. (Credit: Alex Demas, USGS. Public domain.) Location Taken: Zion City, UT, US Credits: Source: Photographer

Severe Coastal Erosion During an El Niño Storm

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/severe-coastal-erosion-during-el-ni-o-storm-0 (HTML Document 43.80 KB)

Severe Coastal Erosion During an El Niño Storm Severe coastal bluff erosion, along the southern end of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. This ...

Forecast probability of dune erosion is still high in many areas from Outer Banks to Cape Cod.

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/forecast-probability-dune-erosion-still-high-many-areas-outer-banks-cape-cod (HTML Document 43.28 KB)

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Erosion and climate change along Alaska's Arctic Coast

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Severe Coastal Erosion During an El Niño Storm

https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/severe-coastal-erosion-during-el-ni-o-storm (HTML Document 44.00 KB)

Severe Coastal Erosion During an El Niño Storm Severe bluff erosion, along the southern end of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California, including ... damage to the guard rail of the Great Highway (Calif. Hwy.1). The severe winter erosion led to lane closures of the highway and an emergency, $5 million ...

Investigation of Declining Ground-Water Levels in the Southern Lihue Basin, Kauai, Hawaii

Modified 2008-08-22
https://hi.water.usgs.gov/studies/kahoolawe/pdf/kahoolawe.pdf (PDF Document 4.27 MB)

MONITORING EROSION ON MONITORING EROSION ON KAHOKAHO‘‘OLAWEOLAWE U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey By Scot Izuka, USGSBy ... restoration efforts in Need to assess effectiveness of restoration efforts in reducing erosion on Kahoreducing erosion on Kaho‘‘olaweolawe ObjectiveObjective ... Monitor erosion and sediment transport in Monitor erosion and sediment transport in HakioawaHakioawa and and KaulanaKaulana watersheds, which are ... currently watersheds, which are currently undergoing restorationundergoing restoration ApproachApproach Periodic measurements of soil erosion at ...