Sound Waves Newsletter

Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS

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September 30, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-September 2019

USGS leads study of microbiological communities associated with gas hydrate, presents coastal change forecast and pre- and post-storm photos of areas affected by Hurricane Dorian, provides foundation for emergency preparedness wherever and whenever disaster strikes, estimates trillions of cubic feet of natural gas hydrate in Alaska, and more in this August-September 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

July 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2019

USGS coastal storm computer modelers team up with EROS Data Center to incorporate more accurate land and coast elevations into their online tool for southern California coastal threats, while USGS teams up with the National Park Service and North Carolina University to develop a tool that inform decisions on Cape Lookout preservation, and more in this June-July 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

May 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - April-May 2019

Coral reefs provide flood protection, new Aleutian tsunami evidence, sea turtle scientists head back to the field after Hurricane Michael, and more in this April-May 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

March 29, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - February-March 2019

Sea-level rise plus an extreme storm could seriously impact people and property in coastal California, drone equipped with sensor is low-cost way to measure methane escaping from permafrost, USGS provides coastal storm impact computer model training, USGS center in Santa Cruz welcomes two new researchers, and more in this February-March issue of Sound Waves.

January 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - December 2018-January 2019

USGS scientists install cameras and measure properties of permafrost on Barter Island; taxpayer dollars to be used for equipment, maps, and scientific studies to prepare for future calamities; geophysical mapping of stamp sands in Lake Superior; WHCMSC partners with community for STEM; coastal engineer joins PCMSC CoSMoS team; and much more in this December 2018-January 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

November 1, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - October-November 2018

Researcher group completes the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment, USGS researchers finds that turbidity currents involve large-scale movements of the seafloor in addition to moving sediment, USGS researchers study life in underwater cave ecosystems, a new study is published about coral reef decline in Florida, and more in this October-November 2018 issue of Sound Waves Newsletter.

September 30, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - September 2018

Scientists from the USGS and six research partners publish a paper summarizing a half-decade of changes to the shape and sediment of the Elwha River after dam removal, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory team spearhead Kīlauea eruption monitoring and data-analysis efforts, USGS scientists receive DOI Award for Elwha River dam-removal study, and more in this September 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

August 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - August 2018

Invasive plants impede sediment movement the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta depends on, newly developed USGS natural hazards education outreach materials presented at the Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teachers, geographer joins PCMSC, new USGS Report on the San Gregorio-Hosgri Fault's role in shaping the Big Sur coast, and more in this August 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

July 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - July 2018

An international team of scientists collaborates to image the deep structure of the Dead Sea fault in Israel, USGS scientists receive the USGS 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award for guiding efforts to better assess coastal vulnerability to flooding, a Fulbright Scholar joins the Marine Geohazards Project at WHCMSC, and more in this July 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

June 30, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - June 2018

USGS responded to five major hurricanes in 2017 and prepares for the 2018 storm season, the USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project provides data and tools for the May 25th storm Alberto, a USGS-led special issue of Marine Geology receives a most-cited certificate from the journal in May 2018, and more in this June 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

May 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - April-May 2018

Understanding how and where mineral-rich deposits form in the ocean and what effects mining them could have on deep-ocean environment, deploying oceanographic gear offshore of a natural inlet, visiting scientist from Japan collaborating with USGS on shoreline-change research, and more in this April-May issue of Sound Waves.

March 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - March 2018

USGS scientists study polluted groundwater discharging onto a shallow coral reef in Hawai'i, join a research cruise to understand the seafloor topography of the Rio Grande Rise, welcome a Fulbright Scholar to the PCMSC Coral Reef Project, publish an article on a 20 year study of regional acidification trends in Florida shellfish estuaries, and more in this March 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Sound Waves is a newsletter produced by the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, online from January 1999 to present.